Meralgia paresthetica after strenuous exercise

Kuan H. Kho, Paul J. Blijham, Machiel J. Zwarts*

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We present three patients with signs and symptoms of meralgia paresthetica (MP) after long-distance walking and cycling. No other possible causes of MP, such as trauma or exogenous compression, were present. A neuropathy of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve was confirmed in all patients with somatosensory evoked potentials. We propose that conduction block due to local ischemia during repetitive muscle stretching was the probable cause for the neuropathy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)761-763
Number of pages3
JournalMuscle and Nerve
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve
  • Marching
  • Meralgia paresthetica
  • Sensory evoked potentials


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