Meralgia - Definition

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Meralgia, called meralgia paresthetica in its complete form, is a disorder of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, which provides innervation of the outer thigh. The main symptoms are pain in the region of the nerve, possibly accompanied by impaired sensitivity to burning or tingling. These symptoms are often triggered by standing or walking. The causes of meralgia are diverse: nerve compression somewhere along its path, disorders affecting the peripheral nerves, certain types of infections, development of diabetes with its complications, diabetic neuropathy ... Treating the cause of meralgia after identification is required, and pain killers can relieve suffering.