Pain and tingling in arms and hands and upper leg.

by Parmesh
(Bangalore, karnataka state, India )

Meralgia paresthetica

Meralgia paresthetica

Pain and tingling in arms and hands and upper leg.


I have numbness sensation in my upper thigh region of the left side for past 3 years i have visited many docters but it could not be solved presently i am taking tab gabapentin forte from past 20 days but now i am experiencing burning sensation in my left part of the body particularly in my hands i am completely worried please help me out.

thank you





Hello Parmesh,
I'm afraid that only a careful thorough examination will find the source of your problem.

The key is to tell me EXACTLY where in your leg and hands that you get the pain and tingling.

And also whether you have any groin, lower back and neck pain.

These pains could be one condition, but they may also be independent of each other. The old saying is: remember the patient may have two diseases.

Then tell me what relieves, and what increases the pain and tingling.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Dr. Barrie Lewis


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Sep 08, 2011
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no neck pain
by: parmesh

hello sir,

this is parmesh here again i dont have any back pain or neck pain only numbness in the left thigh region and nowadays burning sensation in the left arms and hands
thank you sir

Sep 08, 2011
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regarding the numbness pain in the thigh region
by: parmesh

hello sir,

Firstly I thank you for responding me back you had asked where the pain in your leg it is exactly in picture showed in meralgia paresthetica picture in chiropractic and the docter says it is meralgia parethetica and prescribed me to take gabapentin forte tabs one a day for two months is that okay and i have done b12 test it show 239 and now a days i am facing a burning pain sensation throughout my left hand sometimes it comes and goes so I request you to sent some topics related to this and advise me what to do.

thank you sir



Dr. Barrie Lewis Dr. Barrie Lewis


Hello Parmesh,
Meralgia paresthetica is a particularly trying condition. It doesn't usually respond to medication. It's what is known as double-crush syndrome: in the upper lumbar spine and in the groin where the nerve (Superficial Femoral cutaneous nerve) exits in the groin on the way to the side of the leg.

Treatment has to address BOTH of these areas. You could try doing Maignes syndrome exercises (type it into the Search this site function at C-H) and doing some deep massage into the groin where it may be very tender.

In your arm, I'd be thinking of Carpal tunnel syndrome which is usually, but not always caused by a subluxation of the first rib, and a pinch in the forearm as the nerve passes between the two bellies of the Pronator teres muscle. That's a guess. There are exercises at the carpal tunnel page at C-H. Try them.

Hope this helps.

Dr. Barrie Lewis




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