Shooting Pain and slight numbness.

by Jaclyn
(Wilmington, NC)

Pain in groin and front of thigh

Pain in groin and front of thigh

So whenever I am squatting with weight or even sometimes simply squatting, I have a slight pain shoot from the top of my knee to mid thigh. It is very brief, but then that section goes tingly and somewhat numb for about an hour.

I noticed this about a year ago when squatting in the gym and noticed it again when lifting in crossfit class today. I had weight on a bar, and squatted with the weight and the tingles went from "eh" to painful, I am not sure what to do or where to go from here.

Should I see a Chiropractor, or pull back on my led exercises? Does this sort of thing heal itself?


Hello Jaclyn,
The question is: is this strained quad muscle, or is this a pinched femoral nerve, or one of the branches of the femoral nerve.

You're a sports person, so I fancy you would know if it's muscular. Basically, putting that muscle under strain as in squats would give pain.

The femoral nerve stretch test would give more info, but it's quite a difficult test, unlike that for the sciatic nerve, and I doubt you could test yourself.

Then hip conditions often refer to the front of the thigh, and should be considered. Lie on your back, and pull the knee to chest and opposite shoulder, and then rotate the knee. Pain?

If this has been going on for a year I doubt it'll go away on it's own. Call your state association and ask for the name of chiropractor with a fics qualification. Sports chiropractor.

I hope this contributes.

Dr B

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