One of the most common causes of thigh pain is muscle strain, according to WebMD. Less common causes include vascular disease, blood clots and arthritis.
Some causes of upper thigh pain include:
Individuals who experience a sudden onset of severe upper thigh pain should speak to a health care professional.Learn More
Pain in the hamstring, which is a muscle group in the back of the thigh, can be caused by a sudden, sharp movement that stretches the hamstring, according to WebMD. Hamstring injuries range from mild to severe. A severe hamstring pull can be agonizing, making it impossible to walk or stand on the leg. Hamstring pulls are very common in sports that involve jumping, running or sudden starts and stops.Full Answer >
Lower back pain while sleeping can occur for many different reasons, according to WebMD. The most common cause of lower back pain at night is disc degeneration, a condition where the shock-absorbing discs between the spine's vertebrae deteriorate with age.Full Answer >
Pain and tightness in the calf muscles may be caused by muscle fatigue, dehydration, heat or muscle cramps commonly known as a "charley horse," according to WebMD. A person may also experience pain in the calf muscles when muscles and connective tissues along the shin bone are inflamed.Full Answer >
One common cause of sharp stabbing pain in the upper right leg is sciatica, as stated by WebMD. In addition, sharp pains in the thigh are a sign of deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, notes Medscape.Full Answer >