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Pain in thigh, burning sensation. Applied heat, took painkillers. Temporary relief. Suggestions?

Two days ago I had a mild pain in my left thigh (from knee to hip) It gradually developed into further spasmodic pain and a burning sensation. I applied heat which resulted in a network of redness in that area but no ral relief. After taking 2 neurophen tablets the pain eased, but I am averse to taking painkillers unless I know why...... I have had 2 lumbar microdiscectomy operastions .... the4 last one early 4 years ago .... that affected my right leg, but this is the first problem I have had with my left leg. I am 87 years old, female. Thank you
Asked On : Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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Hi,Thanks for your query ...Causes of the thigh pain are diagnosed with help of physical examination, x-rays, CT scan and studying the medical history of the patient. Overused thigh muscles or an irritated nerve need to be rested for some time. This will prevent any further aggravation of the pain and ensure faster healing of the damaged tissues. To give a soothing effect to the burning pain, ice can be applied several times in a day. Medicines like anti-inflammatory medicines, corticosteroid injections and muscle relaxants are mostly used to bring down the painful symptoms. If there is some swelling because of muscle injury, then use of compression bandage is recommended. Physical therapy is also proved to be useful as it stretches and strengthen the muscles really well. In most cases, these conservative methods of treatment are enough to heal up the injury related problem. However, if the muscle fibers are badly torn or the hip and thigh joint is in badly damaged condition, then surgery is required to repair the damage. Sometimes, sciatic nerve is pressed so badly that it has to be released with the help of surgery. In case, there is some underlying health conditions, then it should treated properly in order to provide relief from thigh pain.

Any injury related thigh pain can be prevented by toning up the thigh muscles with exercises. Those who are overweight should decrease their body weight to ease off the pressure form thigh muscles. Many a time, it happens with us that we ignore a dull thigh pain for a long time and it get aggravated into a sharp thigh pain. That should not happen.....Regards, Dr.D.P.Bura
Answered: Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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