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Dr Sunil Rama

25 Jun 0 Comment

A numbness on the front of my leg-MERALGIA PARESTHETICA

A common finding in practice. The chief presenting complaint here is a numbess or a funny feeling on the front and side of the quadriceps muscle (the front thigh muscle). The discomfort is usually constant and does seem worsen when the patient walks but is common upon sitting too The nerve roots from the lumbar plexus/lumbar spine at L2/L3 branch off a sensory nerve called the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve  which lies on the hip flexor in the groin area that supplies sensation to the front of the thigh (see attached image). We see this condition in cyclists, pregnancy, sudden weigh