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Researching sudden onset of mid lateral thigh pain. Very

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Researching sudden onset of mid lateral thigh pain. Very limited mobility with extreme pain upon standing, sitting, lifting leg or turning in any direction. Day 5 with no relief. Treatments have included ice, heat, ibuprofen and rest.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
This is Dr. David
this pain could be due to a torn quadriceps muscle or could be due to siatica pain from a pinched nerve in the sacrum or pelvic area.
it could be very bad hip bursitis or tendonitis or a ruptured synovial cyst in the hip.
you have to see a doctor right away and get a hip xray or hip and thigh MRI scan to see what might be causing the pain.
do you have insurance to be able to see a doctor and get an examination and some testing?