I have sharp stinging pain in my thigh after professional massage therapy is it a nerve injury?
I had a professional massage yesterday, not really even deep tissue, but firm pressure. She spent maybe 5 mins. max working on my thigh, it was not overly painful and nothing out of the ordinary but I woke up this morning with severe pain in my thigh. However, the pain is very central to an area about the size of a silver dollar over the medial edge of my rectus femoris (about 1.5 inches down from my pelvis) and does not radiate unless that part of my leg is touched (even then it goes maybe 2 inches down). When the area is pressed on, even lightly, I get a sharp stinging pain that is so extreme that I have to sit and catch my breath after. I know that the femoral nerve runs around there but my skin has complete feeling, no tingling when touched, I have no pain anywhere else on my leg or groin and no bruising. I have never experienced this type of pain before and am therefore wondering if this is characteristic of a nerve injury or something more severe that I should go to a clinic for (i.e. blood clot, etc.).
Additional info that may or may not be pertinent, I had 3 cardiac ablations that went through my thigh) not far from the area of pain). The last one was in Dec. 2015.
I am 20 years old and in good health.
In my opinion that would not be more than a bruise in the muscle caused by heavy pressure of the masseuse on that area..
Nothing to nerve or veins .
Just use cold packs and antibruising cream.
This is probably just muscle tension from the firm massage, other possibility is that it is a DVT but first I need to know why did you have the abilation to try consider the chances of having a DVT in your age
Well superficial massaging is not seen to cause nerve related injuries as the major nerves are not so superficially arranged..
Looks like muscle injury and not something serious..
Take muscle relaxant and painkiller combination and do cool compresses over the area..
If does not improve consult a Physician and get evaluated..
Hope this helps..