Meralgia Parasthetica

  • Compression of lateral femoral cutaneous nerve.
  • This Nerve supplies sensation to the front and side of the thigh.

Symptoms:       

  • Pain on outer thigh, which may extend down to the outer side of knee.
  • Burning, Aching, Tingling, Stabbing/Numbness in the thigh.
  • Symptoms on only one side of the body.
  • Worse pain when thigh is touched lightly.
  • Worse pain after walking/standing for long periods of time.
  • Aching in the groin area that may spread to the buttock.
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Causes:

  • Lateral cutaneous nerve compressed/pinched.
  • The nerve passes through groin under the enguina ligament. Increase the pressure on the groin including
  • Tight clothing such as belts and corsets
  • Obesity/weight gain
  • Pregnancy
  • Scar tissues near inguinal ligament due to injury/part surgery

Physiotherapy Treatment:

  • Stretching and strengthening exercise for leg muscles.
  • Ultrasound therapy.
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation.
  • Lungs exercise.
  • Cat and cow exercise.
  • Gluteal bridging.

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