The methods for preventing muscle cramps in the upper thigh depend on the cause of the cramps, but staying hydrated and maintaining overall fitness can help, according to the American Osteopathic Association. Regular str... More »

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Massaging the upper thigh may alleviate cramping, according to MedlinePlus. Heat may relax the muscle when cramping begins, but ice is often preferable once the pain has subsided. More »

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Causes of cramps in the upper thigh include dehydration, pulled thigh muscles and diabetic neuropathy, according to Healthgrades. Dehydration is caused by an inadequate amount of fluids in the body, which leads to muscle... More »

The effectiveness of treatment for leg cramps depends on the underlying cause of the cramp, but most cramps respond well to self-treatment, notes WebMD. Many are also easy to prevent by drinking plenty of fluids and avoi... More »

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Causes of cramps in the upper thigh include dehydration, pulled thigh muscles and diabetic neuropathy, according to Healthgrades. Dehydration is caused by an inadequate amount of fluids in the body, which leads to muscle... More »

Greater trochanteric pain syndrome results in pain in the outer portion of the upper thigh and hip, according to Patient. Injury or inflammation of tissues, such as tendons or muscles that cover the upper portion of the ... More »

A probable cause of numbness in the upper, outer thigh is meralgia paresthetica, a condition that occurs when the nerve that provides sensation to the thigh’s surface is compressed, according to Mayo Clinic. It often occ... More »