What other symptoms might occur with thigh pain?

Thigh pain can develop along with other symptoms, which vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. Additional symptoms can involve other body systems or areas, such as the cardiovascular and neurological systems. Other symptoms that may accompany thigh pain include:

  • Bleeding

  • Bruising, laceration or abrasion

  • Burning or prickling feeling

  • Change in gait such as limping

  • Flu-like symptoms (fatigue, fever, sore throat, headache, cough, aches and pains)

  • Joint pain

  • Muscle spasms

  • Reduced range of motion

  • Swelling

  • Tingling, pain, or other abnormal sensations in the toes

Symptoms that might indicate a serious or life-threatening condition

In some cases, thigh pain may occur with other symptoms that might indicate a serious or life-threatening condition, such as deep vein thrombosis, which is a blood clot in the leg that can travel to the lungs and cause a life-threatening pulmonary embolism. Other serious conditions include a fracture or infection. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have other serious symptoms, with or without thigh pain, including:

  • Change in consciousness or alertness such as fainting

  • Chest pain

  • Difficulty breathing, wheezing, or shortness of breath

  • Discolored, unusually pale, or cold leg

  • Inability to walk or put weight on your leg

  • Popping sound at time of injury

  • Red, warm and swollen calf or leg

  • Severe pain

  • Severe swelling or deformity of the knee, thigh or hip

What is thigh pain?

Thigh pain is any type of pain or discomfort affecting the area stretching from the pelvis to the knee. Your thighs provide structural support and enable movement, and are made up of bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and blood vessels.

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What causes thigh pain?

There are a wide variety of conditions that can cause thigh pain. For example, thigh pain can be caused by physical activity, injury, or age-related wear and tear on the hips and knees, which may cause pain or discomfort in the thigh area near the joint. Thigh pain can also be caused by infections as well as diseases and disorders that affect multiple body systems or areas, such as diabetes or ... Read more about thigh paincauses

Medical Reviewer: Cynthia Haines, MD Last Annual Review Date: Aug 9, 2013 Copyright: © Copyright 2014 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the HealthGrades User Agreement.

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