inner and outer thigh pain

by Jackie
(Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada)

For the last couple weeks I've had terrible pain that radiates down my inner and outer thigh. I get it when I sit for any length of time (over 10 minutes), but it's absolutely excruciating when I lay on the affected area. I can go to bed with zero pain, lay on my side and in 2 to 3 minutes be in agony. Laying on my back reduces the pain but it doesn't always go away. I've tried some stretches which temperately help, but only slightly. Not being able to sleep on this side is really affecting my sleep as I can't lay on the opposite side due to a past surgery and laying on my back all night causes back pain when I get up in the morning.

It's the Christmas holiday's so my chiropractor is closed. If there are stretches or something I can try to help, Please let me know.

Hello Jackie,
Unfortunately I've also been on holiday.

If it's down both sides of the thigh then it doesn't belong to a single nerve root. If that past surgery was to your back then spinal stenosis and arachnoiditis need to be considered.

Then the hip joint itself needs to be examined.

Is it the same in all beds? Try others. Do you sleep with a pillow between your knees?

Frankly there are just so many possibilities that I could write a book on the subject. What's needed is a thorough examination.

Keep doing those gentle exercises.

Dr Barrie Lewis DC


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