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Hamstring injuries and thigh muscle strains are common sports injuries that affect the hip and thigh. Muscle strains are often called 'muscle pulls' or 'pulled muscles' because of the way these injuries occur, with the muscle tissue forcibly stretched until it is torn. Depending on the number of muscle fibres that are torn, hamstring and thigh muscle strains are classified as first degree (least severe), second degree (moderate severity) and third degree (most severe) strains.

As with any sports injury, treatment with a sports medicine professional should be sought. Early muscle injury treatment with a physiotherapist can help to limit damage and allow a faster return to fitness. Hamstring injuries are notoriously prone to recurrence, so make sure that you follow advice from a fully qualified sports injury expert.

For easy to follow guidance on the rehabilitation of your hip and thigh injury refer to our content section at the bottom of the page. It provides detailed information on the causes, signs and symptoms, treatment and prevention which is designed to enhance the treatment that you receive at your sports injury clinic.

Condition Common Signs & Symptoms
Pain Swelling Stiffness Weakness Instability Locking
Hamstring Injury
(Hamstring Muscle Strain)
(Pulled Hamstring)
Hip Arthritis
(Osteoarthritis of the Hip)
Hip Bursitis
(Trochanteric Bursitis)
Hip Labrum Tear
(Acetabular Labrum Tear)
Thigh Muscle Strain




Expert Hip & Thigh Treatment

Expert Marc Bernier

Exercises for Hip Arthritis

Injury Expert Marc Bernier explains physiotherapy exercises for Hip Arthritis pain relief.

Injury Expert Richard Villar

Hip Labrum Tear Treatment

Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon Richard Villar has played a major role in the development of Hip Arthroscopy.

Expert Dr Ulrike Muschaweck

Inguinal Hernia Treatment

Dr Ulrike Muschaweck has pioneered techniques that are benefiting elite level athletes around the world.

Expert John Orchard

Hamstring Muscle Injuries

Dr John Orchard gives an Australian perspective on muscle injury and Hamstring Strains in sport.

Common Hip & Thigh Injuries

Wayne Rooney

Warm Pants Aid Muscle Injury

Wayne Rooney and Thierry Henry have worn Warm Pants to relieve symptoms of muscle strains.

Muscle Anatomy

Muscle Strain Injuries

We explain what a muscle strain is and how to reduce the risk of suffering a muscle strain.

Hamstring Injury

Pulled Hamstring Injury

Read our guide to recovering from a Hamstring Strain, also commonly known as a 'pulled' Hamstring.

Core Strength Exercise

Core Strengthening Exercises

Follow our guide to learn these effective injury prevention exercises & develop body strength.