What causes the back of your thighs to hurt?

What causes the back of your thighs to hurt?

Injuries or sprains of the hamstring can cause pain in the back of the thigh. Sciatica in L3 might also refer pain to the front of the thigh. A strain or bruise of the quadriceps can also cause pain in this area.

What to do if the back of your thighs are sore?

Gentle stretching. Muscle massage. Rest. Ice to help reduce inflammation. Heat to help increase blood flow to your muscles. Over-the-counter (OTC) pain medicine, such as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) like ibuprofen (brand name: Advil).

When should I be concerned about thigh pain?

If the injury involves structures of the knee, you may feel thigh pain close to that joint. If the hip is the culprit, thigh pain can be high and deep. If you have persistent achy pain or pain with certain activities, see your doctor for an evaluation. Varicose veins are swollen, twisted or knotted veins.

What are the symptoms of a blocked artery in your leg?

Coldness in the lower leg or foot, especially when compared with the other side. Leg numbness or weakness. No pulse or a weak pulse in the legs or feet. Painful cramping in one or both of the hips, thighs or calf muscles after certain activities, such as walking or climbing stairs. Shiny skin on the legs.

Is thigh pain related to heart?

Pain in your leg can be a sign of a wider health issue. If you’re at high risk of developing heart disease, your leg pain could be due to peripheral artery disease (PAD). PAD shares many causes and risk factors with coronary artery disease (CAD) and can be an early sign.

Why do my thighs hurt all of a sudden?

Thigh pain can be caused by joint or muscle damage, problems with blood flow, nerve injuries or underlying medical conditions.