How to know if someone has lateral femoral cutaneous nerve entrapment (also known as meralgia paresthetica)?
Typically, the patient presents with dysesthesia in the anteriolateral aspect of the thigh.
There is often exquisite point tenderness at the region where the nerve traverses under the inguinal ligament.
This area is at the lateral corner of the ligament near its attachment to the anterior superior iliac spine.
Obesity, seatbelt trauma, and diabetes are relatively common causes for this syndrome.