Meralgia paresthetica (MP) describes an entrapment of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN).
Symptoms include pain, paresthesias, and sensory loss over the anterolateral aspect o...
Unilateral decreased sensation, pain (burning), coldness, “electric shock” sensation, or ache of anterolateral aspect of the thigh
May improve with sitting and worsen with prolonged st...
Usually self-limited (3)
Reassurance and education are paramount (3).
Avoid tight belts/clothes.
Discuss weight loss.
Control risk factors (diabetes, alcohol use, heavy me...
Not indicated unless no resolution past 2 months
Consider other diagnoses if persistent.
G57.10 Meralgia paresthetica, unspecified lower limb
G57.11 Meralgia paresthetica, right lower limb
G57.12 Meralgia paresthetica, left lower limb
355.1 Meralgia paresthetica
MP describes an entrapment of the LFCN.
Unilateral pain (burning), numbness, coldness, electric shock sensation, or ache of anterolateral aspect of the thigh
Education is important to re...
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