Forum Home CyberPT Home Page      
Forum Home Forum Home > Specialty Forum for PTs/Healthcare Professionals > Orthopedics
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Anterior thigh pain and cannot sit down.
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Anterior thigh pain and cannot sit down.

 Post Reply Post Reply
Ask a PT View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: Jul 07 2008
Status: Offline
Points: 954
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ask a PT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Anterior thigh pain and cannot sit down.
    Posted: Jul 08 2008 at 2:30pm

Ask a PT

156 Posts
Posted - 02/12/2008 :  23:55:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Our user asked: "For the past week, the male 58 year old patient has had R anterior thigh pain, cannot sit, sitting on toileting is almost unbearable, pt wants leg traction. Pt went to chiropractor and reported that the chiropractor took an X-ray, that the pain was from contralateral side, and that one leg is shorter than the other. The Chiropractors adjustment worked temporarily. I stretched hip adductors and that temporarily normalized gait . Patient is on Lipotor for HBP, was exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam, and last time checked his PSI has increased from 1 to 2. What is the best course of treatment?"

Ask a PT Response: "From what you describe, it sounds like your patient may have a sacroiliac dysfunction which may be contributing to his sx. Anterior thigh pain is not as common compared to posterior buttock/thigh/LE pain for a SI dysfunction but certainly plausible. You mention the work done by the chiropractor results in temporary relief from pain and that your patient has a leg length discrepancy. The chiropractor is on the right track with the adjustments but nothing is being done to help make the adjustments permanent. What you would want to do is to determine where the SI dysfunction is coming from and to treat it. I think you will find the link here helpful: . Good luck with treating your patient and let me know if you have any questions."


1 Posts
Posted - 02/26/2008 :  20:48:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Motion paplation ain't the greatest with interrate reliability, no doubt cyberpalpation is worse.

More info is clearly needed but I'd be more concerned with hip pathology in my DDx, FAI, labral tear, OA. What is hip ROM, how does combined hip flex add and IR feel to him?

Back to Top
Sponsored Links

Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.03
Copyright ©2001-2015 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.078 seconds.