Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Pain in the thigh.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. pain in the thigh

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Examples

  • Nerve damage from skinny jeans: Parmeeta Ghoman, 29, of San Francisco, suffered from a nerve condition called meralgia paresthetica, aka "tingling thigh syndrome," when her super-tight skinny jeans cut off her lateral femoral cutaneous nerve.

    Leslie Goldman: UTIs, Baldness, Broken Ankles, and Other Fashion Emergencies

  • The condition, called meralgia paresthetica (MP), is caused by pressure on a nerve in the pelvis that causes a painful, burning, tingling thigh.

    The dangers of squeezing into skinny jeans

  • The condition, called meralgia paresthetica MP, is caused by pressure on a nerve in the pelvis that causes a painful, burning, tingling thigh.

    The dangers of squeezing into skinny jeans

  • Pants that are too tight can cause a nerve problem called meralgia paresthetica.

    The Clog

  • The super low-rise jeans that were especially popular in the late 90s and early 2000s were also linked to meralgia paresthetica.

    do these jeans make my ass look numb? | clusterflock

  • Super-skinny jeans are causing bouts of meralgia paresthetica, or tingling thigh syndrome — a constriction of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve — in women across the country.

    do these jeans make my ass look numb? | clusterflock

  • Compression of the nerve as it passes through the inguinal ligament or as it pierces the fascia lata causes meralgia paraesthetica.

    Archive 2005-03-01

  • Now, in my final weeks of med school, I've come across Thursday afternoon palsy, more commonly known as Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment, or meralgia parasthetica:

    Archive 2005-03-01

  • I am disappointed on your behalf that not only did your GP not know about meralgia paresthetica but also declined to reach for a book on the shelf and discuss it with you - it's something most medical students will know about.

    Home | Mail Online

  • None of that is relevant to meralgia paresthetica, but it is all far more important, so do please discuss the options with your GP, if you haven't already.

    Home | Mail Online

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  • Down can cause meralgia too, if it's 680 stairs!

    October 14, 2008

  • By all means. I'm planning on refreshing my meralgia on Tuesday.

    October 12, 2008

  • Yarb, can you add it here?

    October 12, 2008

  • Note: I went down, not up. Minimal sympathy merited!

    October 10, 2008

  • Yikes! I think I only climb about 20.

    *hands liniment to yarb*

    October 10, 2008

  • I have this now, after descending the 680 stairs from my new office the evening before last.

    October 10, 2008