Thigh Pathologies


  1. Muscle Strains: These are common injuries that occur when the muscles in the thigh, such as the quadriceps or hamstrings, are stretched beyond their limits and tear.
  2. Stress Fractures: These are small cracks in the thigh bone (femur) that occur over time due to repetitive force, often from overuse — such as repeatedly jumping up and down or running long distances.
  3. Meralgia Paresthetica: This is a condition caused by compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, which can cause tingling, numbness and burning pain in the outer part of your thigh.
  4. Quadriceps Tendonitis: This is inflammation or irritation of the quadriceps tendon, which connects the quadriceps muscle to the kneecap. It can cause pain and limited movement of the knee.
  5. Hamstring Injuries: These are common in athletes and include strains, sprains, and tears of one or more of the muscles at the back of the thigh.
  6. Thigh Contusion or Bruise: This is an injury that occurs when a direct blow or impact hits the thigh, causing damage to the underlying muscle and connective tissue.
  7. Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS): This is an overuse injury of the connective tissues located on the outer thigh and knee. It causes pain and tenderness in those areas, especially just above the knee joint.
  8. Compartment Syndrome: This is a serious condition that involves increased pressure in a muscle compartment. It can lead to muscle and nerve damage and problems with blood flow.