Femoral sensitivity relieved by sleeping on a hard surface

Does running your thumb through the groin and inner thigh cause pain?

Does running your thumb through the groin and inner thigh cause pain?

I have the need to put pressure on my right thigh by sleeping on a hard surface. The upper right thigh and near groin is sensitive to the way I walk and move. The pressure/sensitivity of that muscle makes it hard for me to sleep. I am required to walk around in the morning to loosen the pressure on the artery.

If there's sensitivity to pinprick on the skin of the right thigh then it's not likely to be a problem related to the artery, but rather the femoral nerve.

It's a long nerve with potential sites of injury in the spine, abdomen and groin, or a combination of these; the so-called double crush syndrome. A check on the knee jerk and strength of the quadriceps muscle is important.

Then this could be a hip related problem; does pulling the knee to the chest, and then the opposite shoulder cause inordinate stiffness or pain in the groin?

In short, what's needed is a careful and thorough examination of the area if it continues for any length of time. Once chronic it becomes much more difficult.

Dr B


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