Daily Mobility Exercises by Dr. Kelly Starrett Forums General Meralgia Paraesthetica/ numb quad

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      AvatarAlysa Horn

      So long story short- experienced burning and pulling in my left him when squatting (probably originating from a form issue due to being back at it after a year for o ly a couple of months). So worked on hip mobility by flossing and rolling with ball and foam. Rolling at times extending down my quad. Incorporating this with couch stretches. Now, all of a sudden, outter quad stays numb.  Like all day. After much research thhe symptoms point to meralgia Paraesthetica. 
       my belt makes it worse, so dressing loose as much as possible. After continual couch stretching and flossing ive seen no improvement. Actually the reverse. When arising from bed in the morn the first several steps are accompanied by what i can only discribe as being flicked by a rubber band about 4 inches up my quad from platella. As well as same height up on the outside of my leg. Even when i cough. Feels like a guitar string getting plucked. Needless to say, this sucks pretty bad. Started working with massage therapist today, but didnt even experience mild relief after an hour. I dont expect a magic wand, but hoped for a short reprieve.  Any insight or direction would be much appreciated. 

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      AvatarPatrick Thomas

      A situation that may require seeing a doctor to identify where the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve is
      under compression or entrapment of the nerve. This nerve supplies sensation to the skin surface of your thigh.
      Are you addressing tension in the front of the hip?
      Nerve can compress against waist of pants, waist of underwear exerting pressure causing pain.
      Have you tried a different size/thickness belt?
      Or a belt made out of different material?
      Pants with a different waistline?
      Other causes include local trauma or a disease, such as diabetes.

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