The Upper Leg or thigh area is the area of the leg between the hip and the knee. It is comprised of the long bone called the femur(which is the largest bone in the body), which connects the hip joint to the knee joint. There are many muscles in the legs, but the most important large muscles are the quadriceps in the front of the thigh, and the hamstrings in the back of the thigh. There are also various tendons, ligaments, nerves and blood vessels that make up the anatomy of the upper leg.
The thigh is considered the “power-house” of the body because of the strength of the muscles and bone there. Many athletes, including long-distance runners, skaters, weight-lifters, cyclists, football players, to name a few, rely on their thighs to give them the power that they need to compete successfully.
Sports injuries that cause pain in the thigh are common, but other conditions can cause pain to develop in the upper leg. OSC physicians can diagnose the cause of the pain and successfully treat most conditions conservatively.
Conditions that cause pain in the Upper Leg that we treat:
Sprains and Strains
IT Band Syndrome
Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome
To schedule an appointment with an OSC Orthopaedic Physician, please call 757-596-1900.
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