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Your Severe Thigh Pain May Also be Known as:
Extreme quad pain
Extreme quadricep pain
Extreme thigh pain
Quad extremely painful
Quad hurts extremely
Quad hurts severely
Quad hurts unbearably
Quad severely painful
Quad unbearably painful
Quadricep extremely painful

Top 3 Severe Thigh Pain Causes

  1. 1.Femoral Shaft Fracture

    A femoral shaft fracture is a break anywhere along the long, straight part of the femur (thighbone) known as the shaft. Since the femur is the longest, strongest bone in the body, it is fairly difficult to break it (car crashes account for the most femur fractures).

    You are likely feeling extreme, severe pain in the impacted leg and should go directly to the emergency room via ambulance. From that point, your doctor will determine how to proceed (usually, surgery is needed followed by a long recovery period).

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    abnormally high heartrate, constant upper leg pain, thigh pain, severe thigh pain, swollen thigh
    Symptoms that always occur with femoral shaft fracture:
    inability to bear weight immediately after injury, thigh pain, severe thigh pain, pain when touching the thigh, swollen thigh, constant upper leg pain
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service

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  2. 2.Compartment Syndrome

    Compartment syndrome is a serious condition that involves increased pressure in a muscle compartment. It can lead to muscle and nerve damage and problems with blood flow.

    Seek immediate care at an ER. A surgical intervention will be required to release the pressure in the compartment to avoid irreversible nerve and muscle damage.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    arm numbness, foot numbness, hand numbness, pain in one leg, thigh numbness
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  3. 3.Ewing Sarcoma

    Ewing sarcoma is a type of bone cancer often affecting the legs, pelvis, ribs, arms or spine. It can occur anytime during childhood and young adulthood; it is rarely seen in adults.

    You should visit your primary care physician within the next 24 hours. An early diagnosis and treatment plan can increase the possibility of a favorable outcome.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, loss of appetite, fever, rib pain, pelvis pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Severe Thigh Pain

  • Q.How long has your upper leg pain been going on?
  • Q.Is your upper leg pain getting better or worse?
  • Q.Is your upper leg pain constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.What is your body mass?

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Severe Thigh Pain Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced severe thigh pain have also experienced:

    • 3% Pain in One Hip
    • 3% Lower Back Pain
    • 3% Deep, Throbbing Hip Pain
  • People who have experienced severe thigh pain had symptoms persist for:

    • 32% Over a Month
    • 27% Less Than a Week
    • 24% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced severe thigh pain were most often matched with:

    • 3% Compartment Syndrome

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