What are the signs and symptoms of lateral femoral cutaneous nerve entrapment?

Updated: Oct 15, 2019
  • Author: Minoo Hadjari Hollis, MD; Chief Editor: Thomas M DeBerardino, MD  more...
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Symptoms of lateral femoral cutaneous nerve entrapment may include anterior and lateral thigh burning, tingling, and numbness, which increase with standing, walking, or hip extension (and sometimes also with lying prone). Symptoms usually are unilateral but may be bilateral in rare cases. Sitting usually yields improvement, unless compressive forces, such as tight belts or garments, remain.


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