Meralgia paresthetica

Academic Article


  • Meralgia paresthetica is an uncommon entrapment neuropathy involving the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve of the thigh. Symptoms include numbness, tingling and pain in the anterolateral thigh. The condition can be differentiated from other neurologic disorders by the typical exacerbating factors and the characteristic distribution of involvement. The course tends to be one of lifelong flare-ups, but these can usually be successfully managed with a conservative approach.
  • Published In

    Pubmed Id

  • 15360824
  • Author List

  • Streiffer RH
  • Start Page

  • 141
  • End Page

  • 144
  • Volume

  • 33
  • Issue

  • 3