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Meralgia Paresthetica

Vulkan Re-usable Hot/Cold Gel Pack
Vulkan Re-usable Hot/Cold Gel Pack

Meralgia Paresthetica

What is Meralgia Paresthetica?

A compression of the nerve called the lateral cuntaneous nerve of the thigh causes pain to the outer thigh leading to this condition. The nerve usually causes sensation (feeling) to the outer thigh but when compressed it results in the condition Meralgia Paresthtica.
  • Painful, numb and tingly pain over the area of the upper outer thigh
  • Altered sensation in that part of the thigh and pins and needles when standing
  • Pulled muscle sensation
  • Although most cases have no identifiable cause it can sometimes be caused to injury to the area (such as car accident, fall, or hernias)
  • In rare cases it can be due to the growth of benign tumors on the nerve
  • The condition is aggravated when walking or standing so rest is advised
  • Thigh supports my help elevate the pain
  • Hot and cold gels are ideal for therapy
  • Pain killers can help relieve the pain
  • Hot and Cold gel packs may help with inflammation 
  • Avoid putting weight on the leg
  • Good technique when running or walking
  • Insoles must be placed in foot wear to correct the bio-mechanics
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