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inner thigh pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 6, 2007
  • 11:19 PM

I have been having a wierd pain in the middle, inside, left thigh. MRI showed a bulging disk in L4-L5 - but nothing wrong with L3.
I tried physical therapy, did not change the pain one bit. I had an MRI of my thigh also, they said it was normal. Any ideas??

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  • absolutely.....you have a bulging disk that is pitching a nerve that wrapa around your hip and and goes into your thigh. I have the same exact thing.
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  • i too have been experiencing somehting similar. it is an odd pain that is not always present, it feels like a dull ache that gently throbs when it is there.is this similar to what you are experiencing?
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  • I too have the same problem. Constant inner thigh pain. Firstly it was the left thigh now has spread to the right! No swelling, redness etc but even the slightest touch can sometimes be very painfull. I get very irritable legs at night too which I have had for many months and pains in the lower abdomom. Any ideas?
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  • I am currently having the same pain in inner thigh (cramping/aching sometimes shooting) with added pins and needles in the top of my foot.This probelm came about as the result of injection in lower spine(degernative disc disease and osteoarthitis)L-4 L-5...With added back pain since the injection.Now I can only get the dr to treat with tramadol and they are try celebrex after trying voltrin...Any reason why this would have gotten worse and started the pain in my leg and foot???
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  • I have been having a wierd pain in the middle, inside, left thigh. MRI showed a bulging disk in L4-L5 - but nothing wrong with L3. I tried physical therapy, did not change the pain one bit. I had an MRI of my thigh also, they said it was normal. Any ideas??I too have exactly the same pain and an MRI has shown nothing wrong.It started in Jan 2007 and the pain is slowly increasing. At the same time, I also get a pain across my back (like you have swallowed something and it remains lodged in your back). Any ideas anyone?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 1, 2007
    • 03:30 PM
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  • absolutely.....you have a bulging disk that is pitching a nerve that wrapa around your hip and and goes into your thigh. I have the same exact thing.I too have the same pain. what would you recommend to do as far as treating this?
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  • I too have the same pain. what would you recommend to do as far as treating this?well i have knock-knee so my knees and thighs are hurting!! I also have a high arch on my feet. so can anybody tell me anyhting?
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  • absolutely.....you have a bulging disk that is pitching a nerve that wrapa around your hip and and goes into your thigh. I have the same exact thing.Me too. I started having this inner left thigh pain after an accident. Comes and goes. It is called referred pain. Every now and then my left hip goes out too, like today. Ouch! Oh, and then there is the pain and swelling in my left ankle. Oh, the joy. :p:(What's that children's song,The ankle bone's connected to the leg boneThe leg bone's connected to the hip boneThe hip bone's connected to the back boneThe back bone's connected to the neck bone& the neck bone's connected to the head bone.You get the idea.
    Beth56 272 Replies Flag this Response
  • I have been having a wierd pain in the middle, inside, left thigh. MRI showed a bulging disk in L4-L5 - but nothing wrong with L3. I tried physical therapy, did not change the pain one bit. I had an MRI of my thigh also, they said it was normal. Any ideas??I have the same pain and it hurts most after sitting or laying down for a while. Then it's as if I have to walk it off to get it to subside. Is it a pinched nerve? And how can I get rid of it? Thanks.
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  • I have been having the same pain for nearly two years. The doctors don't seem to be worried about because I am young. It starts in the panty line area and travels downward across my thigh. Never in the back, just the inner and front. Sometimes it is around me knee and can be on top of my foot.Does anyone have diabetes? I am wondering if my diabetes has anything to do with it? Like I said, my doctors (including the diabetes doctor) don't seem to be concerned.Usually I just take something for the pain and it goes away. Sometimes it can get so bad that I have a hard time walking.Also, how often are you having the pain? I have had it three times in two days...time to see the doctor I think.
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  • I have had this from time to time, and the solution has been chiropractic care. Whenever it comes back I am usually needing to go for other aches, and this condition is cleared up naturally and effectively.Find a good Chiro, and it may take more than one visit to get it gone. You're short circuiting your body's electrical system. The Chiropractor will adjust you back to comfort.
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  • Me too. I started having this inner left thigh pain after an accident. Comes and goes. It is called referred pain. Every now and then my left hip goes out too, like today. Ouch! Oh, and then there is the pain and swelling in my left ankle. Oh, the joy. :p:(What's that children's song,The ankle bone's connected to the leg boneThe leg bone's connected to the hip boneThe hip bone's connected to the back boneThe back bone's connected to the neck bone& the neck bone's connected to the head bone.You get the idea.I know it has been a very long time since your post, so I was wondering, did you get any answers. I have started with the inner thigh pain and my left ankle is swollen and painful as well. This is why your case caught my eye. I don't have hips problems though...at least, hopefully not ever.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 25, 2009
    • 05:37 PM
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  • I know it has been a very long time since your post, so I was wondering, did you get any answers. I have started with the inner thigh pain and my left ankle is swollen and painful as well. This is why your case caught my eye. I don't have hips problems though...at least, hopefully not ever.No changes or answers. But I haven't really addressed the issue as I don't have health insurance. I have a pre-existing condition and health insurers won't cover me.
    Beth56 272 Replies
    • October 27, 2009
    • 02:47 PM
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  • I too, am having the same deal. I had a car accident 10 months ago. My leg fell asleep for awhile when i was asleep to the point that it would painfully wake me up. That stopped awhile ago as I was told it was just the nerves trying to find their way. Now lately I had what I thought was a kidney stone (which I have a history of), but has now become a shooting pain through my left abdomen, left lower back and down my inner left thigh. I am a smoker, and standing up makes it generally go away. I recently stopped sitting on my right foot in my office chair at work, for that seemed to make it worse (or could be the cause?).
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 17, 2009
    • 02:16 AM
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  • Hi, I am a physical therapist. Although the L3 nerve should be the source for mid thigh pain, there is some carry over from other nerves. We are not all built exactly the same so it is possible that the L4 could be the source. If it is the disc, there should be a pattern to your pain. The thigh sympotms would be aggravated with sitting, bending, driving, and lifting. These are the activities that aggravate discs. If this is the case I do hope that the focus of your PT was on spine exntension exercises. Check out this website below and follow the link to the specific exercises. If your symptoms follow the pattern as mentioned above, try doing these exercises (every couple hours if possible), sitting with low back support, and icing your lower back (no heat) for one week. Being very consistent for this period of time should provide relief if it is the disc that is the problem. http://www.joint-pain-solutions.com/bulging-disc.html Good luck.
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  • Hi guys, Thought some of you might be interested in checking out the following link for detailed information on a lumbar disc bulge including treatment: Lumbar Disc Bulge Hope that helps, PhysioAdvisorwww.PhysioAdvisor.com
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  • my husband started having this severe sharp pain where his upper thigh meets his groin area. It is not somethin that is constant it comes and goes. He could be walking and then all of a sudden he gets this burst of pain that practically sends him to the floor. He went to the doctor and they said he didn't have a hernia and there didn't seem to be any muscle strain of any kind. We are confused as to what it could be that is causing so much pain. any ideas?
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    • October 5, 2010
    • 01:57 AM
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  • my husband started having this severe sharp pain where his upper thigh meets his groin area. It is not somethin that is constant it comes and goes. He could be walking and then all of a sudden he gets this burst of pain that practically sends him to the floor. He went to the doctor and they said he didn't have a hernia and there didn't seem to be any muscle strain of any kind. We are confused as to what it could be that is causing so much pain. any ideas?heyim having the exact same proplem and can t afford a doct. im only 28yrs old and just wondering if you ever heard anything?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 18, 2010
    • 11:06 PM
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  • heyim having the exact same proplem and can t afford a doct. im only 28yrs old and just wondering if you ever heard anything?I'm also having the this same problem. It has been going on for over 2 Years now. It started in the right Leg.Thigh.The Pain Starts at the Panty Line on the right leg and extends through the top and inner thigh. My Doctor has ordered Physical Therapy and a bunch of Blood tests but otherwise blown me off about it. Then today the Pain Jumped to the Left thigh as well. When It started it nearly brought me to my knee's it was so bad. It has eased some, but I do not know what Iam going to do. I'm also 28. Im in surgical Menopause and have had 6 adbominal surgeries in the last 7 Years. 2 of those were c sections. I often have my ankles swell when this gets bad, and find my Feet go to sleep very very easily.Im not able to sit normaly and also tuck my legs up nearly all the time or I get very stiff.I would love to find out what in the heck this is!!!!!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 3, 2010
    • 04:11 AM
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  • I have experienced the same thing when I have sciatica flare ups. I have occasional sciatic nerve pain due to my back becoming mis-aligned. The swelling in the 'L' (lumbar) region of the back pinches the sciatic nerve cluster. This can cause debilitating pain in the lower back as well as shooting pain and numbness down the leg to the foot. I sometimes have throbbing pain in the groin area as well when I have a flare up. Things that help my back when this happens:1) See a chiropractor - a back adjustment works wonders and typically clears up my sciatica in the first treatment and keeps it away for a long time.2) Stretching for the IT band and lower back (3-5 times a day). This will be pulling the leg slowly across the body for one stretch, and a stretch called "pigeon" as well as bend and reach and other lower body/leg stretches.3) Warm pads on the lower back help loosen the muscles there and let them release.4) Yoga - I do yoga regularly to keep my back happy and it works wonders. I rarely have had flare ups when doing regular yoga.
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