Case 2

A 25-year-old shop worker presents in the late morning as she is finding that she is unable to stand at work due to the pain in her left thigh.

The pain had started a few days ago and is worse on walking, and normally relieved by sitting down.

However, she is now finding that she is getting it while standing still. It is a burning pain that radiates down the outside of her left thigh. She has noticed no weakness in her legs.

She is overweight (BMI=33) and has recently also developed low back pain.