Thigh Pain

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Thigh Pain

thigh pain

Thigh pain or injury can originate from any of your thigh or buttock muscles, plus your hip and lower back joints. Sciatica is also a condition that can cause posterior thigh pain. The major muscle groups of the thigh include your Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Adductors & ITB.

Thigh pain is extremely common. Thigh pain can occur as a result of sports injuries, work injuries or simply everyday leg use.

An accurate diagnosis is vital to the correct management of your thigh pain. Thigh pain can be caused by local muscle, tendon or joint injury. Alternatively, leg pain can be referred from your lower back joints. Sciatica is a well-known source of referred leg pain. Your femoral nerve can refer to the front of your thigh.

Most thigh pain and injury responds favourably to physiotherapy intervention when early treatment is sought. Please do not delay in consulting your physiotherapist if you experience thigh pain. Many leg conditions can take many months or even years to heal when the diagnosis is incorrect or treatment is neglected early.

Common Sources of Thigh Pain

  • Adductor Tendinopathy
  • Bulging Disc
  • Corked Thigh
  • Cramps
  • DOMS - Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
  • Groin Strain
  • Hamstring Strain
  • Muscle Strain (Muscle Pain)
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Poor Hip Core
  • Posterolateral Corner Injury
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Thigh Strain
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    Common Thigh Pain Treatments

    With accurate assessment and early treatment, most thigh injuries respond extremely quickly to physiotherapy allowing you to quickly resume pain-free and normal activities of daily living.

    Please ask you physiotherapist for their professional treatment advice.

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    Thigh Pain Treatment Options

  • Early Injury Treatment
  • Avoid the HARM Factors
  • What to do after a Muscle Strain or Ligament Sprain?
  • Acupuncture and Dry Needling
  • Sub-Acute Soft Tissue Injury Treatment
  • Closed Kinetic Chain Exercises
  • Active Foot Posture Correction Exercises
  • Gait Analysis
  • Biomechanical Analysis
  • Balance Enhancement Exercises
  • Proprioception & Balance Exercises
  • Agility & Sport-Specific Exercises
  • Medications?
  • Soft Tissue Massage
  • Walking Boot
  • Brace or Support
  • Electrotherapy & Local Modalities
  • Heat Packs
  • Kinesiology Tape
  • Neurodynamics
  • Prehabilitation
  • Running Analysis
  • Strength Exercises
  • Stretching Exercises
  • Supportive Taping & Strapping
  • TENS Machine
  • Video Analysis
  • Yoga
  • FAQs about Thigh Pain

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  • What is Pain?
  • Physiotherapy & Exercise
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  • How Does Massage Help You?
  • Massage Styles and their Benefits
  • How Does Kinesiology Tape Reduce Swelling?
  • What Causes Post-Exercise Muscular Pain?
  • Heat Packs. Why does heat feel so good?
  • Post-Run Soreness: Should You Be Concerned?
  • Rotator Cuff: What is it?
  • Running Recovery: 6 Helpful Tips
  • Sports Injury? What to do? When?
  • What are Common Adolescent / Children Leg Injuries?
  • What are the Common Massage Therapy Techniques?
  • What are the Early Warning Signs of an Injury?
  • What is a TENS Machine?
  • What is Chronic Pain?
  • What is Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy?
  • What is Nerve Pain?
  • What is Sports Physiotherapy?
  • What to expect when you visit PhysioWorks?
  • What's the Benefit of Stretching Exercises?
  • When is the Best Time for a Pre-Event Massage?
  • When is the Best Time for Your Post-Event Recovery Massage?
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    Last updated 10-May-2016 10:28 AM

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