• Mary Anne Mary Anne
    August 25, 2009
    What causes muscle pain in the upper thigh?
    Mary Anne Mary Anne
    August 25, 2009

    I have had pain in my upper left thigh on and off for 3 years now, but it's getting to be more regular now.  I sometimes go all day without pain, then some days it hurts a good part of the day.  Sometimes it is with activity, but sometimes it hurts more when I am sitting or laying in bed at night.  It is a sore, tightening feeling.  I don't feel any lumps, no redness, no swelling.  The only "injury" could have been over 3 years ago when I had surgery on my right achilles tendon and I did some hopping on my left foot-I used a wheel chair, but did hop some.

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  • Renee Culver
    Health Guide
    July 21, 2014
    Renee Culver
    Health Guide
    July 21, 2014

    Hi Mary Anne,

     

    It sounds like it's time to see a doctor about this. Anything that is getting worse after 3 years of pain should be checked out thoroughly by your physician. It may be a lower back problem or hip problem, since they can cause pain in the upper thigh. If you're wearing flip flop sandals that might be contributing to the pain as well (it sounds odd, I know, but I speak from experience!)

     

    While you're waiting to see your doctor, you might try some simple stretches or a yoga practice to help ease the pain.

     

    Good luck!


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  • Henry Gold August 28, 2009
    Henry Gold
    August 28, 2009

    The pain in my right thigh begins after I walk on a hard surface for a short period of time. After a short rest off of my feet, I am able to walk again for a short time before the pain begins again. What do you suggest I do?

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