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Causes of Thigh Pain

By Madhusudhan Tammisetti

Thigh pain is a common ailment that affects a large number of people. It may happen suddenly or progressively, and it may make regular physical mobility impossible, such as walking, running, or climbing stairs. Thigh pain may develop because of trauma or an illness or occur for no particular reason.

Thigh pain may be caused due to a variety of factors, some of which are noticeable and others which are less so. Understanding the thigh pain and what's causing it may be the first step a chiropractor may take to effectively treat it.

Listed below are some of the causes of thigh pain.


If your thigh is struck in some way during a traumatic injury, you may experience pain. After a trauma, the thigh pain source is usually obvious: your thigh was injured, and it still hurts.

Symptoms of the blow may be seen when you experience pain in the thigh's front or back, which may get worse with physical activity. You may see some bruising in the affected area. The pain is usually sporadic, coming and going based on the degree of activity.


Stroke, in medical terms, is called as a cerebral vascular accident (CVA) and may also cause thigh pain. This is normally followed by tingling and numbness, as well as muscle fatigue.

Blood Clot

Thigh pain may be caused due to a blood clot in the thigh or lower leg. Some symptoms include swelling and redness in the leg. A blood clot must be detected and treated right away because once it dislodges from the vein, it may spread to the lungs and causes a pulmonary embolism, which is sometimes fatal.

Chiropractic Treatment

A chiropractor may recommend heat, ice, and physical therapies to get relief from thigh pain.

Heat applied to the painful region of the thigh may help alleviate the pain. Heat may also improve circulation in the sore region, allowing nutrients to reach the area and aid healing. It may be helpful to apply heat for up to 15 minutes. You should keep monitoring the skin to avoid burns.

Ice may help reduce sore inflammation in the muscles and tendons of the thigh. You may apply ice to the affected area between 10 and 20 minutes multiple times a day, with caution to prevent frost burns.

The chiropractor may suggest physical therapy to treat the pain along with heat or ice therapy. The chiropractor may show you how to relieve pain in the affected area and regain normal movement.

The majority of thigh pain cases can be quickly identified and treated. Thigh pain may be severe at times, but seeing a chiropractor may help with accurate diagnosis and recovery from pain.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Houston, Tex.

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