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trapped nerve in thigh area approx. halfway between knee and

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trapped nerve in thigh area approx. halfway between knee and hip on rightside
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
Hello
You have not asked a question.
And how do you know where the nerve is trapped?
Or is this just where the symptoms are?
What test has showed where this is trapped?
and what is your question?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

where symptons are not able to fully stretch leg out without tension

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
That does not mean the nerve is trapped where you think it is.
This can often happen from a trapped nerve in the lower spine, and is most common.
It can also be a tension syndrome in the ligaments on the lateral thigh.
It can also happen from a combination of lower spine disc problems and hip arthritis.
So
You need an exam.
Depending on exam findings, you need an MRI of the lower spine to look at the discs. X ray is pretty much useless in most cases.
You need to see a physical medicine and rehabilitation MD, or an orthopedist, either one.
OK, so that is an initial answer….
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

sounds like the tension syndrome in ligaments in laterial thigh what steps do I take to ese or cure this issue

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
First, a hands on diagnosis.
If this is what it is, the orthopedist or the PM&R doctor, either one, can do manipulation in thy office to fix it, hands on.
And give you the correct physical therapy based on exam, if needed.
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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
thanks
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