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Forum Name: Clots & Anticoagulants

Question: pain in back of thigh


 Gary040 - Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:55 am

a soreness recently developed on the back of the outer thigh of my right leg above the knee, it could have been caused by muscle strain, if so I didnt have any pain at the time of the injury.
I also don't notice any swelling above or below the soreness area except for the muscle which may slightly be swelled compared to the opposite leg, also is sore when pressing in on the muscle.
walking isnt effected except for a slight discomfort or stiffness and soreness when standing to walk.
Im concerned if its a hamstring strain or dvt which Im worried about now.
any opinion about this condition will be appreciated, Thanks
 John Kenyon, CNA - Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:29 pm

User avatar Hi Gary040-

While what you describe does sound like a muscle pull of tendonitis, if it persists or recurs you would probably want relief from the discomfort at least, and a visit to your general practitioner would be in order, if only to prescribe some stronger prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (such as naproxin) and maybe a muscle relaxer. During the exam the doctor would also probably feel for any unusual tenderness, swelling or a knot under the surface, which could possibly suggest a DVT. If so, a doppler study or more sophisticated testing could be done to rule out a DVT. Hopefully by now the problem has resolved or been managed medically.

Good luck to you!

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