Sudden onset thigh pain

Hamstring strain

Hamstring Strain (Pulled Hamstring)

A hamstring strain or ‘pulled hamstring’ is a tear to one of the hamstring muscles. Sudden sharp pain is felt at the back of the thigh which can range from mild to severe. On this page: Symptoms Causes & anatomy Treatment Sports massage Kinesiology taping Go straight to: Hamstring assessment tool Hamstring exercises Running drills …

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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 mild discomfort to a full-blown tear of most of the muscle. On this page: Symptoms Causes & anatomy Treatment & rehabilitation Go direct to: Thigh strain exercises How bad is …

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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. …

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Hamstring Muscle 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 …

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Hamstring strain

Cramp in the 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 …

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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 or a traumatic fracture resulting from a single impact or accident. Symptoms of a Femur Fracture See stress fracture of the femur for more detailed information on a gradual …

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