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My left thigh sometimes aches and burns severely when sitting

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  • Posted By: AveMaria02
  • January 16, 2011
  • 06:24 AM

Hey everyone. First of all, I should tell you that I have Fibromyalgia. However, I don't know much about it so I don't know if it can cause this symptom or not.

Often times I'll be sitting at my desk for an hour or so and then I get this excruciating muscle pain on the back of my thigh. It is this bad aching and burning pain. Unfortunately, the pain is very severe.

Does anyone know what this might be? Could it be my Fibromyalgia?

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  • Hey everyone. First of all, I should tell you that I have Fibromyalgia. However, I don't know much about it so I don't know if it can cause this symptom or not. Often times I'll be sitting at my desk for an hour or so and then I get this excruciating muscle pain on the back of my thigh. It is this bad aching and burning pain. Unfortunately, the pain is very severe. Does anyone know what this might be? Could it be my Fibromyalgia? I would recommend seeing a physiotherapist for accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. There are a number of potential causes of the symptoms you describe. Some of the more common causes may include the following: Lumbar Disc BulgePiriformis SyndromeReferred Pain Hope that helps and good luck, PhysioAdvisorwww.PhysioAdvisor.com
    PhysioAdvisor 93 Replies
    • January 20, 2011
    • 04:33 AM
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  • Hi, I am a physical therapist and see this frequently. Sitting frequently creates increased lumbar disc pressure that can result in a nerve becoming compressed, causing leg pain. This is by far the most common source of leg symptoms with sitting. If you want to avoid these symptoms, visit: http://www.joint-pain-solutions.com/bulging-disc.html Follow the specific treatment recommendations including the link to specific exercises you can do to minimize your pain. Hope this helps. ~JTrempe PT, ATC
    JTrempe 101 Replies
    • January 27, 2011
    • 04:36 AM
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