Thigh pain occurs when nerves that supply the thigh, get compressed or impinged. The leg a nerve called the Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve; when this nerve gets pressed, it generates thigh pain.
Causes of Pain in Thigh When Walking or Sitting
- Lipoma: triggers pain occasionally. Treatment includes surgical excision, but only if the pain is excruciating and is limiting movement.
- Osteomyelitis: infection of the femur or the thigh bone
- Ewing’s Sarcoma: a tumor of the bone and causes pain, swelling and fever.
- Septic Arthritis: this develops after one has been given an injection during a surgery.
- It causes extreme pain and stiffness.
- Osteoarthritis: is known to cause thigh pain
- Osteosarcoma: osteosarcaoma is a cancer of the femur bone, and causes excessive pain in the thigh
- Hormonal changes during pregnancy
- Edema / swelling
- Dysfunction of the pubic bone
- Stiff implants in the bones of the hip causes thigh pain, after a hip replacement surgery
Treatment for Pain in Thigh When Standing Up
- The first essential thing to do is make the correct diagnosis and find the exact cause.
- The treatment reduces nerve compression and thus alleviates the pain.
- Physiotherapy affords wonderful benefits. The physician may administer cortico-steroids in cases of extreme pain and swelling.
- Massage therapy also offers profound and quick results. Incorporating aromatherapy oils, in to the massage treatment, is also recommended.
- Hot fomentation using heating pads / dry heat bags brings about pain relief.