Meralgia Paresthetica: Symptom and Causes


  • Pain on the outer side of the thigh, occasionally extending to the outer side of the knee
  • A burning sensation, tingling, or numbness in the same area
  • Occasionally, aching in the groin area or pain spreading across the buttocks
  • Lower back pain that goes down the legs
  • Usually more sensitive to light touch than to firm pressure


  • Repetitive motion of the legs
  • Recent injuries to the hip
  • Wearing tight clothing
  • Weight gain

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