Pain In The Upper Thigh?

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I want to ask, my father has complained of pain in the upper thigh for a long time, sometimes he likes to take painkillers but still there is still pain? Is there a cure for the pain medication or specific exercise? Or what part of the doctor should I consult?

1 Answer:

Hi Rizki,

Thanks for the question. Has your father been to the doctor because the complaints have been going on for a long time? Pain in the thigh can be caused by a variety of health conditions that can only be detected by a doctor's examination. Some of the causes of thigh pain are:

osteoarthritis, or calcification of the bones. Osteoarthritis of the upper thighbone can cause pain in the upper thigh. Sciatica meralgia paresthica pain, which is a condition caused by compression of the nerves in the thigh that causes the sufferer to feel pain, tingling, or numbness in the outer thigh. Greater trochanteric pain syndrome, namely pain on the outer thigh which is usually triggered when the sufferer lies on one side of the body with iliotibial band syndrome. The iliotibial band is a muscle found on the outside of the thigh, from the hip to the knee. Pain is usually felt in the knee but can also be felt in the thigh. Injury to the hip flexor muscle / muscle that helps the hip bend muscle pain Your father can take painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen for temporary pain relief. However, because the complaint has been going on for a long time, it is better for your father to consult a general practitioner for further examination. If necessary, the doctor will refer to the appropriate specialist according to the results of the doctor's examination. In the meantime, advise your father to stay active but avoid excessive movement of the sore thigh joint. Your dad can do small, gentle movements on this thigh joint to stretch the muscle.

Hope this information is useful.

Dr. Aloisia

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