overstretching and tearing of muscle of the thigh. muscle strain injuries of the thigh prescott azOverview

Your thigh has groups of powerful muscles. The quadriceps, the adductors and the hamstring muscles handle high loads of stress. They may suffer from overstretching and tearing. This is called a muscle “strain.” This is also can be seen in hip muscle strain. It is a common injury among athletes who play sports that require sudden starts and stops.

Mild And Moderate Injuries

Muscle strains can range from mild to severe. Mild strains involve an overstretching of the muscle fibers. This is commonly called a “pulled muscle.” Moderate strains are a partial tearing of the muscle or the tendon that attaches it to the bone. These strains are treated with rest, ice, compression and elevation. Your healthcare provider may recommend immobilizing your leg while it heals, and you may benefit from physical therapy.

Severe Injuries

The most severe strains involve a complete tear of the muscle or tendon. The tendon may tear away from the bone. It may even break off a piece of bone at the attachment point. These types of injuries often require surgery. You will need physical therapy as part of your rehabilitation.


Muscle strain injuries, even severe ones, can be treated effectively. But if you have had a muscle strain, you may have an increased risk for injuring the muscle again in the future. Follow your healthcare provider’s instructions to make sure you heal correctly.


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