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What causes pain behind the left thigh?

I have ongoing pain in the back of my left thigh, deep inside, which is relieved by sleeping with a heating pad. I also have pain in my left hip joint. I don t know if the two are related. I read the symptoms of thrombosis and I don t think that s it. The pain in my thigh feel close to the bone. Until recently I did a lot of walking about three to five miles a day. But if I walk two three miles in last couple of months it seems to make it worse. It s worse at night. Mild exercise seems to help. What do you think? Worth a Dr. Appointment?
Fri, 19 May 2017
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Diabetologist 's  Response
Hello, Thanks for the query.
The pain may be due over stretching of deepre muscle at the upper part of the back of the thigh. Muscles like piriformis, which is a deeper muscle can give rise to a deeper pain. So it is better you seek the advise of an orthopedician or a sports medicine specialist. That should help. There are special exercises which can help in relieving such pain. Thanks
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