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Thigh Injuries

Click here for buttock, hip & groin injuries. Or use the tick box filters on the left of the page to narrow down the location and type of thigh pain.

Back of the thigh
Fractures
Front of the thigh
Gradual onset
Sudden onset
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Cramp in the Hamstring Muscles

Cramp is a painful contraction of the muscle that happens involuntarily or without the athlete intending it to happen.

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Dead Leg

A thigh contusion is caused by a direct blow to the front of the leg causing pain, swelling and usually bruising.

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Femur Fracture

A femur fracture is a broken thigh bone. Fractures of the Femur can be either a stress fracture which comes on over time through repetitive strain

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Hamstring Muscle Contusion

It will be pretty obvious if you have taken a hard impact to the back of the thigh although the exact damage and severity of the injury may not be so clear.

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Hamstring Origin Tendonitis

Symptoms include pain and tenderness at the ischial tuberosity just under the buttocks. The patient may experience a gradual

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Hamstring Strain

Symptoms of a hamstring strain include a sudden sharp pain at the back of the thigh usually whilst sprinting or a fast stretching movement or high kick.

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Less Common Causes of Hamstring Pain

Hamstring pain is usually either an injury to the hamstring muscles, or is being referred from somewhere else.

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Myositis Ossificans

Myositis ossificans develops some time after a contusion or blow to a muscle usually in the thigh. Symptoms of Myositis ossificans include pain in the muscle

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Quadriceps Strain

A quadriceps strain is a tear in one of the quadriceps muscles at the front of the thigh. It can range from a mild discomfort to a full blown tear of most of the muscle.

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Rectus Femoris Tendon Inflammation

The rectus femorisis the large quadricep muscle running down the middle of the front of the thigh.

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Rectus Femoris Tendon Rupture

The rectus femoris is one of the powerful quadriceps muscles. A rupture of the tendon at the top of the muscle

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Referred Hamstring Pain

Pain in the hamstring region can originate from the lower back, sacroiliac joints or muscles of the buttocks such as the gluteus maximus and piriformis muscle.

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Stress Fracture Of The Femur

Symptoms include a dull ache deep in the general area of the thigh.

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Tight Hamstring Muscles

Tight hamstring muscles are common and most of the time will not cause a problem. However they may be more prone to severe strains or contribute to other problems

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Back of the thigh
Fractures
Front of the thigh
Gradual onset
Sudden onset