A thigh contusion, also known as 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.
Upper thigh pain
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 & diagnosis Causes & anatomy Treatment Sports massage Kinesiology taping Exercises Hamstring strain symptoms Symptoms of a hamstring …
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.
Myositis ossificans can occur as a complication of not treating a contusion correctly and involves a small growth of bone within the muscle. It usually occurs a while after a severe impact to the knee that causes internal damage, which is subsequently left untreated.