Posterior Thigh Pain? Why does the back of my thigh hurt?

Do you experience pain, discomfort or tightness in the back of the thigh muscles?  You are not alone!!

We see many patients who have presented with pain in the back of their thighs. We often find individuals report posterior thigh pain with activities like running walking, squatting or sprinting. It can range from having a pain in the specific spot or radiating down the back of the leg or a bit of both.

Our human body has been packed with so many different muscles, ligaments, nerves and blood vessels.  Sometimes, it can be quite hard for an individual to figure out which structure really is causing the pain. However, the most common structures that can be responsible for causing posterior thigh pain include but are not limited to:

  • Hamstring strain or tendon issues
  • Sacroiliac Joint issues
  • Referred pain from back
  • Pelvic girdle pain
  • Neural tightness
  • Poor muscle control around the pelvis and the hip.

How can physio help?

  1. To assess the cause of the underlying issue and where it is coming from.
  2. Referral to necessary  if needed.
  3. Rehabilitate the patient’s injury by correct treatment and exercises to avoid any long-term consequences!

At Inner Strength Bayside, our qualified physiotherapists are able to assess and diagnose the injury with thorough questioning and assessment. A referral to Xray or MRI scan can be arranged if needed. Treatment will include and not limited to soft tissue release, manual therapy, dry needling and isolated strengthening progression to functional rehabilitation respecting different aspects of the rehabilitation.  If you have that niggle in the back of the thigh, please give us a call on 03 85554099 or book online.