Upper Leg

Osteoid Osteoma: Why It Happens & How It’s Treated
An osteoid osteoma is a small, noncancerous tumor of the bones. It often affects leg bones or the spine but can affect any bone. They are usually found in young people. Many osteoid osteomas disappear on their own, but some may require surgery for removal.
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Is Your Thigh Pain a Femoral Stress Fracture?
If you’ve amped up your running routine or like pushing yourself through the pain, you may be at risk for a femoral stress fracture. These hairline fractures occur in the femur or thigh bone. They’re typically caused by pushing your body too hard. They’re common in dancers, marathon runners, and people actively training in the military.
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Sciatica
Sciatica describes any shooting pain that begins at the spine and travels down the leg. The most common cause is a herniated or "slipped" disc in the lower spine.
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Painful Thigh Lump Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions
A painful bump or lump on the thigh can also appear red, small or large, and often be located on the inner thigh. Most commonly, bumps on the inner thigh are caused by infected ingrown hairs, boils, cysts, or a swollen lymph node. Other causes include trauma to the thigh or abnormal cell growth like lipoma. Read below for more causes and how to treat your painful lump on the thigh.
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Dull, Achy Thigh Pain Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions
Are you experiencing a dull ache in your thigh(s)? The thigh contains one major bone and many muscles, nerves, and arteries, so aching thighs may signify an underlying condition that needs medical attention. Read below to learn why you may be experiencing thigh muscle pain and possible remedies.
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Upper Leg Bump Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions
Most bumps on the upper leg are benign and caused by underlying skin conditions like cysts, boils, abscess, or folliculitis. Other causes of bump on upper thigh include dermatofibroma, or lipoma. Read below for more information on causes and treatment options.
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Painless Thigh Lump Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions
Finding a painless thigh lump can be concerning, however most lump on the thigh are caused by non cancerous fatty tissue growth, also known as lipoma, or skin conditions like warts, cysts, or abscess. Swollen lymph nodes may also cause painless lumps on the inner thigh. Read below for more information on causes and treatment options for painless lump in thigh muscles.
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Swelling of One Thigh Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions
Noticing one thigh swelling can be a cause for concern. Trauma from an injury can cause compartment syndrome which can lead to a swollen thigh above the knee. Deep vein thrombosis or a thigh bruise are also common causes of a swollen thigh. Read more for information about causes and treatment options.
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Numbness in One Thigh Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions
Are you noticing numbness in your thigh? Numbness in the thigh ranges in severity and causes can be mechanical, metabolic, inflammatory, or iatrogenic. Thigh numbness is often felt on the outer thigh, though it sometimes reaches the knee, and is often accompanied by other symptoms, such as burning or tingling. Read below to learn 9 possible causes of thigh numbness, treatment, and more.
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  • Thigh pain can be caused by joint or muscle damage, problems with blood flow, nerve injuries or underlying medical conditions. Learn about 9 thigh pain causes.
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