When you think about your body and all of the biological mechanisms required to make sure it functions correctly, it’s no wonder we notice so many tiny aches and pains as we get older. That’s our body’s way of telling us to slow down and find out what’s wrong. As a physician, I see people who will ignore body aches and pain until whatever is hurting them is almost unbearable. This is often the case with a condition called meralgia paresthetica – a fairly common condition that causes burning or painful sensations in your outer thigh. Sound like something you’ve been experiencing? Let’s talk about what it is and what might be causing it.