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Meralgia paresthetica is an entrapment or "pinching" of the nerve (lateral femoral cutaneous nerve) that supplies sensation to the outer portion of the thigh. Pressure on the nerve can result in burning, pain, and numbness on the outer or front part of the thigh. Treatment usually involves addressing the underlying cause but can also be treated by local cortisone injection and in rare cases surgical release of the nerve.

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  • Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Syndrome