dent in leg
i too have a dent in my upper quad muscle that i have been concerned about. it has been there for several years (can't remember for sure when i first noticed it). i have excercised (step aerobics) since i was 23 and i am now 53. recently i have started doing more on an elliptical and the dent has gotten more pronounced (which must be from the build up of that muscle). i had an MRI done and they said there was nothing there but "minimal scarring". my doctor wants to do a biopsy of the area because he has no clue what it is and after reading these posts, i'm not sure i need to do that. has anyone ever figured out what the dent in the leg is? it doesn't hurt in any way. i just don't want to overlook a possible problem...t
Dent in both thighs at same place
Well, I didn't expect to find so many people with the same thing.
Last year I was sick with stomach problems, was very sedentary and lost weight, about 20 pounds. Now that I've gained it back, I'm have much less muscle. I'm assuming that this is my new fat deposit due to atrophy, but it's such an obvious "DENT". The left side is worse than the right. I've had hip pain in the left side and have been seeing a chiropractor. It's helping and I'm working on getting my leg strength back through lunges.
I was doing some balance excercise that involved lifting my leg out in front. That definitely works the upper thigh area. Still doesn't make sense since my thighs used to have much more muscle over-all.
I have been taking HCL to help with stomach problems. Someone mentioned some training supplement that contained HCL as well might cause fat deposits.
Leg Muscle Dent
Oh my gosh! Finally, I've found someone to describe the EXACT problem I have. I've been searching online where it describes a dent on the thigh, seeming like "a split between the muscle", but could never find it. The dent doesn't hurt, but it gets really uncomfortable at times, not to mention it's very noticeable. I also feel a little pain, like tightening of the skin when I pull my leg backward, and there is a SUPER noticeable dent that appears. If I pour water into that dent, it would hold. That's how deep the dent is. The skin at the affected area is also very thin, and I can realy stretch it, fold it. I'm not an athelete or anything and have never injured my leg. I'm just a normal girl who weighs 110 lb. And I'm just moderately active. I remember first noticing the dent when I was around 10 because the pants fitted differently on my left thigh than my right one. I also noticed it's gotten a bit bigger and more noticeable. It REALLY aggrevates me. If anyone knows what this is or how to fix it, PLEASE tell me. I feel that if I go to see a doctor, it'd be useless.
PS: Thanks for taking time to read!
theres a lot of replies there with people having the same problem. a lot are saying its atrophy fat, nothing to worry about (unless there is pain).
Ok so I pretty much just registered so I could post on here about this. I too googled 'leg dent' and got this forum, and I've finally figured it out!
I just moved into Halls of Residence at university. I've been using the free gym and running a lot, and I was quite happy with myself, until I noticed these two horizontal dents in the fronts of both thighs and the exact same spot on both legs. I figured it was a muscle forming funny because I was running, but I was confused because I used to run a lot and never had it before. It started to get worse though, and I got really self conscious. You can even see it through pants! So I tried to stop running for a month and nothing changed.
Long story short, I read that someone said they got their dents from leaning on something all the time. Well guess what, the vanity in my new room has a low shelf which lines up PERFECTLY with both dents, and I'm always leaning on there like an hour a day drying my hair and doing my makeup! how strange is it that you can alter your physique from leaning on something? I'm now convinced that's what it is because it makes so much sense. I will stop leaning on it and update in a month. My advice is also to look around and see if anything fits in your dent!! Trust me, mine are huge and deep I never would have guessed
new to this site- and yes I too have dents
I had to join just to try and figure this out. I developed a dent on each thigh a few months ago. I have recently been trying to lose weight. I have never been a runner but for the past few months I have been running and that is when I noticed the dents. Also I noticed that my fat seems to be changing and distributing itself differently than when I was younger. I am 35 and now am at 150 pounds, I wear a size 8 so I am not a huge person but my thighs are terrible looking the older I get. I couldn't see cellulite before but now I can. I did the desk/table test and not only do my dents match perfectly to my desk which I do lean up against for some periods of time but since I gained weight and my pants are a little tight, my pants crease right where the dents are when I sit at my computer which I have been doing a lot of. I dont know if all this is the reason for the dents but i think we can figure this out. Also recently I have been taking vitamins C,E,D,Lysine, Folic acid, calcium-Mg-Zn, Fish oil everyday-which I didnt do before. Does anyone else have bakers cysts, bulge on the backside of the knee?
I have a left upper thigh leg dent. It is just horrible looking. I worked out pretty regularly for years and then started night school, so the working out had to go. I still try to do squats and lunges when I can. I have had my leg dent for a little over a year. My right leg is fine. It actually appears like my muscle has fallen or something like that. I am hoping that it will just go away like someone mentioned. I will also check the leaning up against something and see if there is something there. I am about 5' 6" and weight 120, which is the most I have weighed other than at delivery of my 4 kids. My top weight was 150 at delivery so I have never been extremely over weight or anything. It is just plain strange and I hope it will go away. I took my 10 year old to a baseball game tonight and the dent is aching. The aching only seems to happen during weather changes. I have not noticed any change in the dent, it is just there and ugly.
If anyone every gets a good answer about this it would be awesome! I was thinking maybe a doctor could go in and re-connect my muscle the way it is supposed to look.
I like how all these "I have a dent" posts are people with 1 post. Funny how nobody else who have been here a bit have it happen to them.
I found this forum because I too have a dent in my right thigh.It appeared a couple of months ago and has me very puzzled.I'm 59 years old,110 pounds and work out at home.I take good care of myself.This is probably more common than we think ,people just don't talk about it.Are our muscles just plain tired?
they could all be one person messing with us.
But unless someone actually posts any pics, we have no way of figuring this out. So if you're worried about it, go see the doc.. and for the love of god, post some damn pics.. I wanna see what all the fuzz is about.
I have been searching the internet to find a reason for the dent that has appeared on my right leg, its a horizontal dent which is very visible. The dent is on my right thigh, i really want to find out what this is. I have recently lost 18lbs due to taking reductil (weight loss pills). Could anyone tell me if they know wether this could be the cause???
Hey. I believe I also have the same case as you. It's not like what many people have said about a "dent" that they have that seems as if it was a result from an impression of leaning against something. This is more like a muscle being split on my left thigh. It's extremely uncomfortable at times, with numbness on the area and tingling sensation, which then causes minor itchiness. And, like you, I've never injured myself. I'm 19 and normal weight and moderately active. And I remember noticing it when I was around 10 years old. Well, I've attached some photos to show my case and, hopefully, if anyone knows the answer or an explanation please let me know. Much appreciation if you can take your time to see my case. Thanks.
Note: Photo 1 shows the thinness of the skin on the affected area.
Photo 2 shows what happens when I fold my legs backward. Notice my right thigh is different because, unlike the left thigh, it's not splitted.
Photo 3 shows how the leg looks like when I stand straight.
Same thing I think
I've posted some pictures of my own leg dent problem left leg has dent, right leg doesnt. Currently 21, 5'8", 165 lbs (I'm usually 155 but am currently 3 months pregnant, it hasn't changed the appearance of my leg though, only given me 3" around the waist)
At fifteen I was a pretty chunky kid 5'6" and weighed 185, when I was sixteen I went down to 165 and by the time I was seventeen had grown to 5'8" and was at a regular 155 . This weight loss I attribute to these changes I made: working out 15 minutes before bed 2-5 times a week, running occationally, not skipping any meals, not taking second helpings. I lost my last 10 lbs after joining taekwondo.
Around the time I was seventeen I noticed the dent in my leg for the first time it doesn't hurt in anyway way I don't regularly inspect my leg, but one day I noticed it was there. At eighteen I started weight lifting and am currently 21, I haven't seen any noticable changes in the dent since the time I fist saw it four years ago. My current routine involves 3 days of weight training (most of the time) following the abs diet routine and 3 days of taekwondo. I've mostly focused on abs, arms and cardio and haven't actually given my legs a whole lot of special attention. I usually eat healthy, but probably have an unhealthy snack or two everyday and likely don't drink as much water as I should.
It's not from leaning against anything because I've moved three times since then and haven't noticed anything I lean on regularly. Perhaps it's the way we sit in a chair restricting blood flow and letting the legs be to lazy? Some other cultures crouch on their haunches or kneel.
A site with some info
I found this website it calls the problem 'Lipoatrophia Semicircularis(LS)' if this sounds like you and your interested in finding out more, here's some of what it says, for myself I don't think I fit into this description because I don't work in an office and have moved around a lot but still have the dent:
"The disease takes the form of "dents" in the fatty tissue of the legs of the office workers. It takes about 3 - 6 months to appear. If the worker leaves the environment, it takes a few months to dissappear. If the worker comes back, the problem can reoccur. Some people thought this condition was caused by physical pressure of the desk on the legs. This is discounted by many studies in the Netherlands. LS only started appearing with highly automated offices, not with the use of desks...
Typically, the lipoatrophic zone is localized on the anterolateral side of the thigh, 72 cm above the floor (data gathered on patients wearing shoes) - 72 cm is also the standard height of our office furniture. The lesion can be uni- or bilateral and is between 5 and 20 cm long, about 2 cm wide and 1 to 5 mm deep. The skin remains intact.(fig. 1,2,3) By the onset of the lesions (mostly 2 or 3 months after moving into a new office), some patients mentioned a feeling of heaviness, some experienced a tingling or burning sensation, while others suffered from an increased degree of fatigue.
The lesions could disappear spontaneously after several months, but mostly improved only when people moved to another location in the building, were absent from work for a long time or were on maternity leave. However, the atrophy would come back when they returned to work in the same environment."
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