Do any of you have these symptoms of neuropathy as well?

Posted by lexicon29 @lexicon29, Feb 21 1:10pm

Hello all, I will try to make this short and sweet. 3 years ago I suffered a bodybuilding injury doing weighted lunges where I heard and felt a loud rip in my left quad which left me going to the floor almost semi passing out from the pain. I got an MRI a bit late (several months after) and it showed no quadricep tear. I was unable to walk and had to use a cane for 2 years before I could bear weight again. Doctors were dismissive saying the Mri came back clean so I must be imagining my pain. After long exhausting attempts an orth. surgeon sent me for a nerve test which came back positive for femoral neuropathy.
My question to any of you that have neuropathy in your leg(s) any of you suffer from the inability to bear weight on that leg properly? I get sharp jabbing pains in my left thigh which literally feels like a knife stabbing me. I have not been able to do a single body weight squat once on that leg even to pick an object up. There is this sharp excruciating jabbing pain which none of the doctors can explain to me why that is in the lateral quad region. Apart from the burning pain down the leg into the foot and squeezing pins and needles I have not been able to understand why it feels like my quad muscle is tearing when attempting to bend from the hip.
Am I alone with this or is this common among the rest of you?

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I can bear weight but many suffer weekness as the neuropathy progresses.
Good luck to you,


Hello @lexicon29, I would like to add my welcome to Connect along with @jakedduck1 and others. The symptoms you describe sound a lot like meralgia paresthetica.

"Meralgia paresthetica is a medical condition that causes pain and sensations of aching, burning, numbness or stabbing in your thigh area. The condition results from compression (pressure on or squeezing) of your lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN)."
--- Meralgia Paresthetica: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment:

There are a couple of related discussions that might be helpful:
--- Is it Meralgia Parathetica if the top third of thigh unaffected?:
--- Meralgia Paresthetica:

Have you thought about seeking help or a second opinion at a teaching hospital or major health facility?


Have you seen a Neurologist?

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