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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Suggest treatment for severe thigh pain

My right upper thigh was hurting this morning from the inside of body and thought maybe it was my hip aching.
I took a couple of aspirin and didn't really take pain away. By late afternoon, my upper thigh felt sensitive to the touch and it sensitivity seems to be spreading to the inside of the front leg. Doesn't hurt but feels sensitive to the touch.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Thanks for your query.
Pain in the thigh can be referred from the spine, the hip joint or from the bone and muscle in the thigh itself. A physical examination would indicate to a physician the likely site of the pain which could be further investigated with X-rays of your spine, hip and femur.

The nature of your pain suggests to me that this is more likely a hip joint or thigh muscle problem. If the pain is coming from your hip joint the most common diagnosis at your age would be osteoarthritis of the hip joint. A strain of the quadriceps muscle can also cause such pain, which will likely improve over a period of 2-3 weeks.

Antiinflammatory medciation, physiotherapy, massage may help your symptoms in the interim.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any more concern.
Warm Regards.
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