What is thigh pain?
Thigh pain is any discomfort, soreness or pain in the area lying between the pelvis and knee. In most instances it is due to muscle and tendon pain, but can be associated with any disease or disorder of the ligaments, bone, joints, blood vessels or nerves in the thigh. Sometimes the problem may originate from the pelvis, groin or lower back and radiate to the thigh or cause referred pain to the thigh.
The thigh is the part of the lower limb between the pelvis and a knee. It is mainly a muscular part of the body with a single long bone known as the femur. The thigh carries the weight of the upper body, transfers it down to the lower leg and feet, and also aids with mobility. The muscles of the thigh can be divided into three separate compartments, each of which has its own blood and nerve supply. It has some of the largest muscles of the body, which aid with abduction and adduction, flexion and extension at the hip and knee joint.