Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Injury, otherwise known as Meralgia Paresthetica is one cause of outer thigh pain, tingling and numbness in the leg. The nerve exits the abdomen under the inguinal ligament close to the front of the hip bone.
Did you know that in pregnancy, weight gain and pressure in the groin area can cause compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve creating these symptoms. It can also affect people who have put on weight and wear tight compressive clothes, or be damaged from surgery or trauma. Read more