For a couple of years I have suffered with sharp stabbing pains in my left thigh, mostly on the outer left side. I do have arthritis in my knees, but this is about midway between the knee & hip. It is like someone is stabbing me with a knife and although it is not constant it is quite often. It eased up quite a bit when my chiropractor tried using accupuncture on my lower left leg, but it gets much worse if I dont do that. I have had a nerve conduction test done and it was normal, but it definately feels nerve related. I try not to take pain meds for various reasons, so I suffer quite a bit, but I am more open to taking a more natural approach to healing such as supplements, amino acids, vitamins etc. Has anyone else had the same type of pain, do you know what it is or how to help? The orthopedic dr said it is periphial neuropathy but the only treatment seems to be anti-depressants or pain meds, and I have been resistant to those so far. I don't know if I can afford to continue the accupuncture that seemed to help the frequency of attacks. Thank you so much for any support with this.