Thigh or Leg Pain

Legs | Rheumatology | Thigh or Leg Pain (Symptom)


Pain in the legs can occur as a result of conditions that affect bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, nerves, and skin. Typically, the pain is a result of tissue inflammation that is caused by injury or disease.

A painful, burning sensation on the outer side of the thigh may mean that one of the large sensory nerves to your legs - the lateral femoral cutaneous - is being compressed. This condition is known as meralgia paresthetica.


Chronic disease or injury can cause inflammation to any of the tissues of the leg and lead to leg pain. Since the leg contains a number of different structures and tissue types, a wide variety of conditions and injuries can cause leg pain.

Other symptoms, like weakness, numbness, or a tingling sensation, may accompany leg pain. For diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, it is important to differentiate the exact type and location of any pain in the legs. ...