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Stabbing pain in thigh, possible sports injury or something else?

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Lovemusic33 Wed 27-Jan-16 15:50:28

I'm a active person ( well trying to get fitter ), go to the gym most days but recently introduced a workout DVD to my fitness routine (5 times a week), for the past 2 weeks I have been experiencing pain in my thigh which travels down my leg, it's a weird pain and at times it feels like someone is jabbing a hot needle into my thigh sad, it seems to me much better when I am moving and I am still managing a hour at the gym each day plus my evening workout, when I go to sit down in the evenings or have a bath the pain gets quite bad and it keeps me awake during the night, when I wake up it has vanished again hmm. It doesn't seem bad enough to warrant a trip to my gp but it's getting a bit annoying in the evenings.

Anyone else experienced anything similar.?

WhereYouLeftIt Wed 27-Jan-16 16:42:39

A pain that keeps you awake at night absolutely DOES warrant a trip to your GP.

Describing it as a hot needle suggest nerve pain rather than bone or muscle. Where in the thigh is the pain? Front, back, inner, outer? Localised to a small area or running the full length? Near the hip, the knee, or mid-thigh? Constant or intermittent?

As for your exercise routine - an hour in the gym most days, and an exercise DVD 5 times a week sounds like it could be excessive. Have you been doing this for a long time, or is this recent?

Lovemusic33 Wed 27-Jan-16 17:41:04

the pain is on my outer thigh, half way down, the pain has been travelling down my leg and causing a dull ache, today it's more in one place and I can put my finger on the spot where it hurts ( where the stabbing pain is ), I have had hip pain and back pain in the past but on the other side of my body.

I have been going to the gym for 6 months ( almost every day ), some days I do the gym, walk a couple miles and then do a workout in the evening, other days I do less but never go a day without doing any exercise. I am doing more at the gym and working slightly harder which may have caused it. It feels like a nerve or muscle, not bone. The pain is mainly in the evenings or late in the day, it's fine when I am at the gym which is why I havnt stopped exercising .

spub Wed 27-Jan-16 17:47:11

Hate to say this and hope it 's not but it sounds a lot like sciatica. Having had it, it's not nice. You need to see your GP in any case if you can't sleep for pain.
Hope you get it sorted soon.

newyear16 Wed 27-Jan-16 17:47:12

I get a similar pain especially if walk or stand for any length of time. MY husband used to get it and I think our GP told him it was parathetica neuralgia (I think that's how it's spelt) which is a form of sciatica

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