Article by John Miller
Thigh pain or injury can originate from any of your thigh, groin or buttock muscles, plus your hip joint or lower back joints.
Thigh pain is extremely common. Thigh pain can occur as a result of sports injuries, work injuries or simply everyday leg use.
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. A condition known as meralgia paraesthetica can effect that outside of your thigh. Your hip joint in a condition such as hip arthritis can refer to your inner thigh. Likewise, groin injuries and pelvic disorders can also refer to this region.
An accurate diagnosis is vital to the correct management of your thigh pain. It is pointless treating pain originating from a referred source as a local muscle injury.
Sciatica is also a condition that can cause posterior thigh pain. The major muscle groups of the thigh include your quadriceps, hamstrings, adductors (groin) and ITB.
Most thigh pain and injury respond favourably to physiotherapy intervention when early treatment is sought. But, due to the multitude of potential sources of your thigh pain, an accurate professional diagnosis is highly recommended prior to commencing your treatment.
Please do not delay in consulting your physiotherapist or doctor if you experience thigh pain. Misdiagnosed leg conditions can take many months or even years to heal when the diagnosis is incorrect or appropriate treatment is neglected early.
Common Sources of Thigh Pain
- Corked Thigh
- Thigh Strain
- Hamstring Strain
- ITB Syndrome
- Muscle Strain (Muscle Pain)
- DOMS - Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
Other Knee-Related Conditions
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 your physiotherapist for their professional treatment advice.
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