Sudden onset thigh pain

Thigh strain

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. Treatment includes rest and ice in the acute stage followed by stretching and strenghening rehabilitation exercises.

Rectus Femoris Tendon Strain

The rectus femoris is one of the powerful quadriceps muscles at the front of the thigh. A strain or tear in the tendon can occur at its origin at the front of the hip. An avulsion strain (or fracture) is when the tendon tears at its attachment, pulling a small fragment of bone with it. Tendinopathy or tendinitis will have occurred gradually through overuse or a strain that has failed to heal.

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. Pain and bruising at the point of impact are some of the main symptoms, but the condition of the leg should be monitored over several days to make a more accurate and specific diagnosis. Contusions are graded depending on their severity, which you can read more about here.

Hamstring strain

Cramp in the Hamstring Muscles

Cramp- Hamstring Muscles

Cramp is a painful contraction of the muscle that happens involuntarily. Leg cramps affect most people training hard at some point in time, with the hamstring muscles commonly affected. Although leg cramp recedes naturally, it can damage the muscle and make it sore and tender. Read more about the causes of cramp, its effects and how you can help it.

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.