Meralgia paraesthetica represents a neuropathy involving pain, burning, tingling, and numbness in the distribution of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) of the thigh, which is commonly due to nerve entrapment under the inguinal ligament. We report an unusual case of compression of the LFCN at the anterior surface of the sartorius muscle in a professional female soccer player. Intraoperatively, the LCFN was found to pass without major compression under the inguinal ligament, but was strained over a fibrous thickening of the superficial thigh fascia and the anterior medial border of the sartorius muscle 8 cm caudal of the inguinal ligament. Excision of the fibrous tissue completely resolved the symptoms. In professional athletes, the LFCN should be explored along its entire course on the anterior thigh during operative decompression to rule out a distal muscular compression site.