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cameka2010 posted:
Have had an indentation in my upper right thigh muscle for months. Does anyone know what could be causing this?
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Mary Ann Wilmarth, PT, DPT, OCS responded:
Hello

There could be many possible reasons for this dent that you see in your thigh. This could include, but is not limited to, the following:
- a partial muscle tear
- muscle wasting
- a soft tissue deformity: in fact, sometimes this can be from habitual positions that cause pressure
- fascia imbalances
- muscle imbalances

It is difficult to know for sure without assessing your strength and soft tissue in the involved area.

I would recommend checking with a physical therapist who can do a full assessment. You can find a PT near you at Find a PT -
www.moveforwardpt.com

Once you determine the cause, then the PT can assist with your recovery.

Good luck.
Dr. Mary Ann Wilmarth


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