Sudden onset thigh pain

Acute thigh pain can be burning or sharp and can be due to a strain or tear. Sharp pain in thigh can be from pressure of a compartment issue where there is bleeding. Sudden onset thigh pain as in a pulled muscle or contusion caused from a direct impact can be a raging pain.

Sudden onset thigh pain can also be from an issue with the femur such as a bone bruise but a large force would have incurred in this instance. Sciatica can also cause thigh pain that is sudden. Blood clot pain can come on suddenly within the thigh and medical advice should be sort. Injuries and conditions that cause this symptom are listed below:
  • Thigh Strain

    Thigh Strain

    A thigh strain or 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 resulting in severe pain and inability to walk.

  • Femur Fracture

    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, or a traumatic fracture resulting from a single impact or accident.

  • Dead Leg (Quadriceps Contusion)

    Quadriceps Contusion

    A dead leg or charley horse is a bruise or contusion caused by a sharp impact with a muscle which is usually crushed against the thigh bone resulting in swelling and sometimes bruising of the thigh muscles.

  • Hamstring Strain (Pulled Hamstring)

    Hamstring Strain

    A hamstring strain or pulled hamstring is a felt as a sudden sharp pain at the back of the thigh. Treatment involves immediate first aid of rest, ice, and compression followed by a full rehabilitation and exercise program.

  • Cramp in the Hamstring Muscles

    Cramp- Hamstring Muscles

    Cramp is a painful contraction of the muscle that happens involuntarily or without the athlete intending it to happen. Leg cramps affect most people training hard at some point in time with the hamstring muscles commonly affected.

  • Hamstring Muscle Contusion

    Hamstring - Contusion

    A hamstring muscle contusion involves a direct blow to the back of the thigh causing the muscle to be crushed against the bone.

  • 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 near the hip can result from overuse or explosive loads on the muscle, like sprint starts or kicking a ball. When the tendon ruptures, groin pain or a sharp pain at the front of the hip may be felt. The severity of the symptoms depends on whether the rupture is partial or complete.

  • Front Thigh Pain

    Anterior thigh pain or injuries at the front of the thigh. An acute thigh injury comes on suddenly and includes muscle strains (tears) or contutions which are caused my direct impact or collision. Chronic or gradual onset pain at the front of the thigh occurs over time. The athlete may not be able to identify a specific moment the injury was caused.

  • Back Thigh Pain

    Pain at the back of the thigh is known as posterior thigh pain and can be acute or sudden onset, or they may be chronic and develop gradually over time. It may also develop following an acute injury which fails to heal properly. The most common is a hamstring strain.