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

Q: Sudden severe pain in inner thigh/hip joint?

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; I have been diagnosed with degenerate bone disease.  They can't seem to tell me what the sharp pain in the upper inner thigh is, however.  It's hard to stand and walk because it hurts so bad.  Any advice on how to deal with this?

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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.

Amy Tudor, Editor
7/29/14 8:08am

Hi there, Eileen -


I know this is a very old question, but I was wondering if you'd ever found out what was causing this pain in your inner thigh? It does sound like some kind of nerve impingement or circulation issue in your hip or thigh, so I hope that you went to a doctor to have it checked out. If you did find out the cause, perhaps you'd consider coming back and telling the other members of our community what the diagnosis and treatment were? It might be really helpful to someone else who is going through the same thing!


Here are some links that might be useful for your other conditions, in any case:


Using Tylenol Responsibly

Let’s Talk Pain Meds

Why Yoga Can Help Soothe Many Types of Chronic Pain


Be well!


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By Eileen, Community Member— Last Modified: 09/10/14, First Published: 10/28/08