Two possibilities come to mind immediately, either an infection of a hair follicle (especially common if you shave in that area) known as folliculitis, or a swollen lymph node (or gland) representing (sexually transmitted) in
a major vein) higher up in the thigh or pelvis region leading to one-sided swelling. Whatever the cause... up you retain fluid, the worse the situation. I suspect the dent that you noticed in your thigh...
Take a week off from running to rest your muscles. Then reduce your running and go slower. Do stretches for your quads, hips, and knees. Here are the ones I do. Be sure you run heavy/light, i.e. follow each run with a light w
I think I mentioned that before I left rehab they did a CT scan that showed swelling... and my sides are killing me from all the work they are doing coming up and down the stairs!
My left arm...
Treatment may be dependant on cause. If this rash is in the groin (the folds of the skin) it may be due to costant wetness. In that case use powder and hydrocortisone. If it is down on the dry areas of skin, use lubricants an
I am unable to provide advice and that would merely me an opinion. What I can offer is a yoga perspective based on over a decade of practice, training, teaching, and workshops.
First, find a class that is suited to your lev