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Hi my mom is experiencing a severe pain in this one specific spot on her right thigh She can’t even get up and really walk The pain comes and goes but when it happens it really hurts

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

The pain just started today. If she sits or lies down and massages it she said it feels better slowly. But it still really hurts to touch that area

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Nothing else

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A sharp pain in thigh, making it difficult to stand can be due to various reasons -

- a muscular injury or an injury to ligament is the commonest cause

- sometimes a pain in the lower spine cause such a pain in the thigh

- rarely it can be due to blood clots or varicose vein.

I would recommend her to take an anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen and rest with her leg elevated on a stool or on the bed. Apply warm or cold compresses whichever gives her relief.

If there is no response to ibuprofen, then she needs to consult an Orthopedecian for a detailed evaluation and if need me investigations like X-ray

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Hi Dr. Gupta,I'm glad to know it is most likely not due to blood clots - that was my biggest fear. My mom said her pain is gone today, so it is very strange that the pain was there yesterday but not today. She said if it comes back she will go to the doctor to get a physical evaluation. Thank you very much for your assistance.Kelly

glad to be of help.

Wishing your mother a speedy recovery

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