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Tuesday, October 28, 2008 Eileen, Community Member, asks

Q: I have sharp pains in the upper inner thigh, near the joint, when I try to stand sit, or walk.

I have sharp pains in the upper inner thigh, near the joint, when I try to stand sit, or walk.  It feels like a bone is going to break or crack.  My knees are also bad, diagnosed with degenerate bone disease.  They can't seem to tell me what the sharp pain in the upper inner thigh is.  It's hard to stand and walk because it hurts so bad.  Please help!

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M, Community Member
11/ 6/08 2:48pm

Have they tested you for blood clots? Your upper inner thigh is where your main vein is to your heart. It's very likely for you to get a blood clot there and not know it and a lot of doctors don't know it either. Take it from me I went a long time with a pain there and my doctor(at the time) didn't have me go in to get tested. Eventually it got so back my leg started swelling turning blue and finally collapsed. I went to the ER and they look at me and couldn't believe I was alive and was going to be able to keep my leg. Blood clots are a scary thing that a lot of people know nothing about (including me until about 4 years ago). If you haven't been tested for a blood clot (a.k.a. deep vein thrombosis) ask your doctor if they think this is a possibility. The test is called a Doppler and is like a sonogram but only on your leg. If you have questions about this feel free to ask or if you want more information. Please don't hesitate to talk to your doctor about this because blood clots can kill people instantly. The clot can break off and go to your heart (heart attack) or to your lungs (stroke) or to your brain (aneurysm).  Good luck to you and I hope no matter what this is you get relief fast.

Mohd.Abdus Salam Abdul Awal, Community Member
7/ 8/09 3:46am

At the age of 15 my rt.tibia & febula broke in a sport.Joint overlaped causing 2cm short.Patella little displaced.Feel pain in the femour & mascle in the front.while standing or walkin with in 5 mnts pain increase severly.Thigh becomes nerrow.I am now 59.I take declofenac sodium 50 mg daily 1 since 1987.No other magor problem with me.Triglycerides little high.Cannot exercise, walk daily 0.5x2 km.Sedentary job.While sitting I get relief of pain or numbness.Is it neurological problem?While walking if I try to sit bending knee 2,3 times I get little relief of severs pain.Please advise me what to do.Regards.

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By Eileen, Community Member— Last Modified: 09/29/10, First Published: 10/28/08