Ok, I know the answer is to go see a doctor, but I’m wondering if anyone has any clues about what might be causing this.
This issue started a couple of years ago during a hiking trip in Italy. By the end of that trip, I was getting a searing burning pain on the outside of my right quad every time I bent that leg to step up or step down. The pain eventually subsided over the course of about 18 months – it would be triggered by walking long distances. But cycling didn’t trigger it. Of course, being a man and by definition an idiot, I never went to a doctor. Anyway, the issue eventually went away, until now. We were down in the desert for 5 weeks doing a lot of hiking, and it started again. Its triggered by big steps up and down that activate that quad. I ended up moderating it by using my left leg for the lifts and drops and keeping my right leg anchored and that did avoid it being triggered. Again cycling doesn’t bother it nor does squatting, lunging etc.
I feel like it’s some overuse syndrome. Wondering if anyone has any clues that could point me to what kind of doctor to go see – my primary care doc, or a PT, or a sports med doc etc…