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I am a 64 female. Took a nap on the sofa yesterday. When I

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I am a 64 female. Took a nap on the sofa yesterday. When I woke up I had a bad pain in my inner upper thigh. Kinda of like when you sit for a period of time and get up there is pain, but goes away in seconds. This time it didn't go away. It hurts to walk. I stand all day at my job and haven't done any exercise.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

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pain in the upper inner thigh can be from a strained thigh or groin muscle or a muscle cramp or a pinched nerve.

low potassium or low magnesium levels in your body can cause muscle cramps. dehydration and lack of exercise and stretching can cause muscle cramps.

usually blood clots don't use pain that high up

and blood clots in the leg tend to cause both pain and swelling in the leg.

you should talk to your doctor about starting to exercise and stretch as a way to help you improve your health and fitness

are you having swelling in your leg?

did you do any heavy lifting yesterday?