Why do I have very painful knots along the muscles on side of my thigh and along nerves on my right leg?

Posted on Wed, 20 Nov 2019 in Lump
Question: I have a lot of very painful knots along the muscles on side of my thigh and seems along nerves on my right leg that extend from inside my thigh down to my knee. What are those knots and I need guidance of what type of doctor to go to.
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 26 minutes later
Brief Answer:
possible multiple neuro fibroma or else .

Detailed Answer:


* The described knots can be from various reasons as multiple neurofibroma or
* For proper evaluation a consultation with Consultant Surgeon is recommended.

If you can provide further details, I can focus more over the issue.

1. Duration and progress of the condition.
2. Size, consistency of the knots.
3. If visible over the surface, kindly provide a photo picture of knot if no objection
4. Any systemic illness as diabetes, cholesterol issues or else.
5. Difficulty in walking if any.

Awaiting for your response.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 12 hours later
I have been having trouble for quite a while, few years. Was going to chiropractor who would give me adjustments L 4 and L5 and helped. Went to massage therapist and she would massage the knots telling me they have a lot of toxins in cells. Have had back problems and now recently had an implant spinal nerve stimulator. Seems this has made my knots worse. The implant wasn't for that but though it was one of the things that would be helped. Could it be from circulation problem also?
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
follow up .

Detailed Answer:


* Usually the superficial and lumps just below skin, indicates non circulatory reasons
as neurofibroma or else.
* If circulatory reasons are underlying, the lumps are deep, where doppler ultrasound can help great.

Hope I have answered your question.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel

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