• upnothcin upnothcin
    April 30, 2012
    What could cause deep front thigh pain?
    upnothcin upnothcin
    April 30, 2012

    I have been experiencing a deep, aching pain in the front of my thigh. What might be causing this?

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  • Cort
    Health Guide
    April 30, 2012
    Cort
    Health Guide
    April 30, 2012

    You'll have to see a doctor to find out what this is about. A number of things could cause it; a muscle strain, something called piriformis syndrome or pseudo sciatica-gluteus minimus - which involves tears or strains of the muscles that run from the pelvis to the hip, or more serious problems such as osteomyelitis. 

    You might try rest, ice, compression, elevation, and anti-inflammatories to relieve a possible muscle strain/tear. Most muscle strains clear up in a couple of weeks; the general rule is that if it's not gone by then, it's time to see a doctor. Good luck! 

    Here are some links on pain management that you might find useful:

    Using Tylenol Responsibly

    Let’s Talk Pain Meds

    The Most Notorious Sources of Pain at Work and Their Solutions

     



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