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Thigh injuries are usually acute or sudden onset injuries. Muscle injuries such as groin strain, pulled hamstring (hamstring strain) and quad strain (thigh strain) are the more common thigh injuries. Thigh pain that comes on gradually is often an overuse injury such as groin tendonitis or inflammation.
Use the tabs below to view the most common thigh pain causes in the back of the thigh, front thigh pain and inner thigh and groin. Or use the menu on the left for all thigh injuries.
We have specific rehabilitation programs and exercises for many of the most common causes of hamstring, thigh and groin pain.
Test your knowledge with our quick ten question thigh pain quiz.
Initial First Aid for Thigh Injuries
Following a sharp pain in the thigh whether front, back, side, high or low it is important to apply cold therapy and if possible compression. It is often not possible to do a full examination of the injury at pitch side or wherever the injury occurred. For any acute muscle injury applying ice or cold therapy will help stop any internal bleeding, reduce pain and inflammation.
A cold pack or wrap should be applied with compression to help prevent or reduce swelling which will speed up the healing process. Ice can be applied for 10 to 15 minutes every hour initially then regularly for the first 24 to 48 hours.
Thigh Pain Quiz
Try our quick quiz on thigh pain and see how much you know! Just click on the answer you think is correct.
Q: The quadriceps muscle group is made of of how many muscles?
- A: 1
- B: 2
- C: 3
- D: 4