About the size of two of your fists, side by side. On the top and lateral side of your thigh, just about where a boxer short might reach.
Imagine that it's hard as a rock and burning-type painful except when it's just been elevated and iced for 20 minutes, when it's spongy and pins-and-needles sort of numb. Imagine that it goes back to being hard as a rock and painful if you do any of:
- sit with bent knees (say, in a car)
- lift a leg (say to step over a cat)
- climb one stair (I won't even talk about a flight of them)
- sleep wrong
Imagine that two different docs told you there's nothing to do other than aspirin or ibuprofen and continued icing. Imagine they've been telling you that for *three weeks*. Imagine that one of them also tosses in a side remark of 'oh, btw, there's a chance that the femoral nerve will stay damaged'.
Got all that? Good. Any good reads out there? ;)