In this article, we jump on to the next subject of discussion, which is the causes of upper leg pain. This is the area from hip to knee, which is commonly known as the thigh.
We know the causes for leg pain is very, and they were discussed broadly in the previous article ‘Why Do My Legs Ache’. Then, following that, we discussed causes for pain within specific parts of the leg.
Much like the prior ones, even for the pain in the thigh does come along with its fair share of reasons that not many are often even aware of.
We often times take the symptoms very casually which later results in something worse than you possibly don’t even realize possible.
Hip to the knee, the upper leg or thigh pain can be because of a number of reasons. Given the fact that we are often subjected to a similar kind of lifestyle around, it is often hard to distinguish a serious health issue with something ‘acute’.
In order to help understand the reasons better, we are going to be distinguishing them in terms of acute and chronic symptoms for better understanding.
Don’t forget, acute pains are ‘sharp’ and ‘sudden’. You commonly need at least a pain killer to bear such pain.
In contrast, chronic pain is ‘dull’ and last for months. If ignored, it can become a sad part of your daily life.
How Does Upper Leg Anatomy look Like?
With no further delay, let’s dig further into causes for acute and chronic thigh pain causes.
Acute upper leg pain causes
Some of the common causes behind the acute upper leg pain include:
- Muscle strains
- Wearing tight clothing
- Carrying a wallet or phone in the side pocket of the pants
Chronic upper leg pain causes
Now that we have walked ourselves through the acute upper leg pain causes, it is time to focus on the causes behind the chronic pain. Some of the common causes behind chronic hip-to-knee pain include:
- Meralgia paresthetica
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Greater trochanteric pain syndrome
- Iliotibial band syndrome
Upper Leg Pain Red Flag Symptoms
Given the fact that we sometimes do take the pain for granted, thinking that it is nothing serious could go horribly wrong.
There are very well be a number of things that could indicate a much worse picture in the future, if you ignore
If you have been suffering from these following symptoms associated with thigh pain, go and see a doctor for it immediately.
The red flag symptoms are:
- Worsening pain with time
- Pain accompanied by a feeling of nausea and dizziness
- Chest pain that radiates down to the legs
- The feeling of constant restlessness
- Weak pulse
Let us know if you have any questions and require further clarification about thigh pain.