Meralgia Paresthetica: Prevention and Complications

Prevention Tips

  • Take breaks to interrupt long periods of standing, walking, cycling, or other aggravating activity
  • Wear clothing that is loose at the upper front hip area
  • Eat healthy food and maintain healthy weight
  • Exercise regularly

Watch Out

  • Leg weakness
  • Numbness, tingling or weakness in other parts of the body

When to See Doctor

Consult a doctor if you have
  • Burning sensation, tingling, numbness in the outer thigh
  • Pain in the knee, groin or buttocks
  • Pain in the outer thigh
  • Sensitivity to touch

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