Non stop thigh muscle twitching

by Maria

I have non stop muscle twitching in my right thigh. It started 2 weeks ago and it has not stopped. There is no pain but it's uncomfortable and it's hard to fall asleep.

I do have a history; about 6 months ago I suffered through a month and a half episode of severe femoral nerve damage and pain and it went away. This was my first time experiencing anything like that.

I am almost 41 years old and slightly overweight with fibroids, with no other medical history that I am aware of.

Hello Maria,
It's called a fasciculation; there are different causes, some completely harmless but in your case almost certainly related to the femoral nerve damage.

Hop first on your left leg, determining the strength of the quadriceps muscle that stabilises the knee. Now on the right leg; does it give? You need to have that knee jerk tested and prick your thighs with a pin. Any numbness?

If any of this is positive then you certainly shouldn't leave it. Your decision whether to see a chiropractor or neurologist.

It's unlikely the fibroids are involved, but it is possible. The femoral nerve runs down in front of the spine, through the pelvis and exiting via the groin to the thigh.

Let me know what comes of it.

Dr Barrie Lewis

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