Neuralgia paresthesia is the temporary feeling of numbness on the skin which is then followed by what we commonly term as "pins and needles." It is a feeling of a burning sensation, muscle weakness or paralysis. People with this disorder need to seek medical advice so that the doctor can establish if there is an underlying cause for the disorder and prescribe the appropriate medication. Some treatment methods include surgery, injection of local anesthesia, acupuncture and massage.
1) it's "meralgia paresthetica". 2) it's compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. 3) it's not so much pain; but rather numbness & tingling in the lateral-front of the thigh. 4) ask your doctor or physical therapist about treatment options.
Its called meralgia paresthetica and due to compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. Seen in people that wear belts too tight or even overweight people as the nerve passes down to your thigh. Treatment is to wear a loose fitting belt, or lose weight. We do ligate this nerve in extreme cases...but you will get numbness on your thigh. Try conservative treatment first.