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What is thigh pain?

Thigh pain can develop gradually or intermittently due to an injury or a health condition in your thigh. Usually, the pain reduces within a few weeks with topical or oral pain-relief medications. People who participate regularly in physical activities like football, soccer, basketball, long jump, jumping hurdles and others tend to have thigh pain.

What are its main associated signs and symptoms?

The main signs and symptoms associated with thigh pain are:

What are the main causes?

The main causes of thigh pain are:

  • Muscle strain
  • Varicose veins
  • Tight clothing
  • Muscle injury
  • Overuse injuries
  • A direct blow or a fall
  • Stress fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pregnancy
  • Being obese or overweight
  • Iliotibial band friction syndrome
  • Performing repetitive exercises, for example, running and cycling
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Diabetic neuropathy (uncontrolled blood sugar levels can cause numbness and pain)
  • Sports injuries
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Femur fracture
  • Osteoporosis
  • Blood clot in the thigh muscles
  • Meralgia paraesthetica (causes burning pain in the thigh)
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Weakened bones
  • Deficiency of nutrients, such as sodium, vitamin D and calcium
  • Stroke
  • Radiating pain from another leg injury

How is it diagnosed and treated?

Thigh pain is diagnosed using the following methods:

The doctor observes the symptoms and refers to the medical history to find out the cause of the thigh pain. The doctor then examines the thigh for bruises, swelling or tenderness. An x-ray or a CT scan might be ordered to check if there is an injury to the bone. Gait and range of motion of the thigh are also tested.

Treatment varies depending on the underlying cause. The following are some of the common treatment methods:

  • Rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE) method to reduce pain and swelling
  • Painkillers – oral, topical or injections
  • Stretching exercises
  • Weight management
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Heat
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Medicines for Thigh Pain

Medicines listed below are available for Thigh Pain. Please note that you should not take any medicines without doctor consultation. Taking any medicine without doctor's consultation can cause serious problems.

Medicine NamePack SizePrice (Rs.)
Oxalgin DpOxalgin Dp 50 Mg/325 Mg Tablet27
Diclogesic RrDiclogesic Rr 75 Mg Injection33
DolserDolser 400 Mg/50 Mg Tablet Mr0
Renac SpRenac Sp Tablet51
Dicser PlusDicser Plus 50 Mg/10 Mg/500 Mg Tablet46
D P ZoxD P Zox 50 Mg/325 Mg/250 Mg Tablet20
Unofen KUnofen K 50 Mg Tablet0
ExflamExflam 1.16%W/W Gel48
Rid SRid S 50 Mg/10 Mg Capsule32
Diclonova PDiclonova P 25 Mg/500 Mg Tablet13
Dil Se PlusDil Se Plus 50 Mg/10 Mg/325 Mg Tablet44
Dynaford MrDynaford Mr 50 Mg/325 Mg/250 Mg Tablet29
ValfenValfen 100 Mg Injection10
FeganFegan Eye Drop16
RolosolRolosol 50 Mg/10 Mg Tablet67
DiclopalDiclopal 50 Mg/500 Mg Tablet16
DipseeDipsee Gel57
FlexicamFlexicam 50 Mg/325 Mg/250 Mg Tablet25
VivianVivian 1.16% Gel0
I GesicI Gesic 0.1% Eye Drop26
Rolosol ERolosol E 50 Mg/10 Mg Capsule51
DicloparaDiclopara 50 Mg/500 Mg Tablet0

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  1. Orthoinfo [internet]. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont IL. Muscle Strains in the Thigh.
  2. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: US National Library of Medicine; Leg pain.
  3. Orthoinfo [internet]. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont IL. Burning Thigh Pain (Meralgia Paresthetica).
  4. National Health Information Service [Internet]. Government of Scotland; Thigh problems.
  5. Healthdirect Australia. Leg pain. Australian government: Department of Health
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