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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes severe pain in the thighs?

Hi my name is Dan and I m having a problem with my outer left leg. When I try to sit in a car I get severe pain in my upper outer thigh. I experience the same pain when I try to take a poop as whatever muscle hurts is also being used for that I think. The pain has been there for going on 3 weeks now. I went to med express and they thought it was a high hamstring strain and prescribed prednisone. Prednisone is all gone and although it did help a little with the pain and inflammation my problem is still here.
Mon, 22 May 2017
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello dear Dan ,
I evaluated your concern in depth .
@ According to the narration , it goes strongly in favor of muscle sprain /
strain with ligament insult .
@ Corner stone of the management would be first diagnosis by clinical
assessment and if needed MRI of that part .
Supportive aids are :
* alternate application of ice & lukewarm water every 4 hourly
* local analgesic spray works well
* anti-inflammatory agents containing trypsin , chymo trypsin,
* supplemental supply of calcium , magnesium , zinc is important
Hope this will definitely help you .
Feel free to ask any further health related query .
Thanks for using Health care magic .
Regards dear .
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