Upper Leg Muscles

Hamstring Muscle – Biceps Femoris Muscle: Knee, Thigh Pain

What pain and symptoms are associated with the biceps femoris muscle? Pain in the back of the knee Pain toward the outside of the knee going up the outside of the thigh Pain worsens while walking Pain in the back of the leg when rising from a sitting position Persistent sitting can cause pain in…

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Semimembranosus Muscle: Buttock, Thigh, Knee, Calf Pain

What pain and symptoms are associated with the semimembranosus muscle? Pain just below the buttock Pain down the back of the thigh and into the knee, occasionally going into the upper calf Pain intensifies while walking Deep aching pains in thigh and knee while sleeping Deep pain in the back of the thigh when rising…

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Semitendinosus Muscle: Buttock, Thigh, Knee, Calf Pain-Hamstring Muscle

What pain and symptoms are associated with the semitendinosus muscle? Pain just below the buttock Pain  down the back of the thigh and into the knee, occasionally going into the upper calf Pain intensifies while walking Aching pain down the back of the thigh while sleeping Deep pain when rising from seated position Where is the…

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Adductor Longus Muscle: Groin, Thigh, Hip Joint, Knee Pain

What pain and symptoms are associated with the adductor longus muscle? Groin pain during activity, pain subsides with rest Pain in the front of the outer upper thigh near the hip joint Deep pain in the hip joint Stiffness in the hip especially when rotating the knee outward Pain above the knee Pain can descend…

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Adductor Brevis Muscle: Groin, Thigh, Hip, Knee Pain

What pain and symptoms are associated with the adductor brevis muscle? Groin pain during activity, pain subsides with rest Pain in the front of the outer upper thigh near the hip joint Deep pain in the hip joint Stiffness in the hip especially when turning the leg outward Pain above the knee Pain can descend…

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Adductor Magnus Muscle: Groin, Pelvic and Thigh Pain

What pain and symptoms are associated with the adductor magnus muscle? Groin pain during activity, pain lessens at rest Pain in the front of the inner upper thigh Pain and stiffness in the hip and knee that is often felt throughout the inner thigh Deep and or sharp pelvic pain that can affect the vagina,…

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Sartorius Muscle: Hip, Upper Thigh and Knee Pain

What pain and symptoms are associated with the sartorius muscle? Burning stinging pain under the skin starting at the outside of the bottom of the  hip, traveling down the thigh to the inside of the knee (pain and/0r stinging can occur anywhere along the muscle) Inside of knees may be painful or hypersensitive Sleeping with…

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Quadriceps Vastus Intermedius Muscle: Thigh Pain and Buckling Knees

What pain and symptoms are associated with the vastus intermedius muscle ? Pain down the middle of the front of the thigh Pain increases when walking Contributes to weak buckling knees Pain greatly increases when climbing stairs Problems straightening the knee after sitting Stiffness in the knee causes a limp Where is the vastus intermedius muscle?…

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Quadriceps Muscle Vastus Medialis – Thigh and Knee Pain

 What pain and symptoms are associated with the vastus medialis? Pain on the inside of the knee extending half way up the front of the thigh Persistent pain in the knee joint Can cause the knee to ‘buckle’ (trick knee) People often sleep with a pillow between the knees to relieve the pain Where is…

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Vastus Lateralis Muscle: Hip, Thigh, Knee Pain

What pain and symptoms are associated with the vastus lateralis? Knee pain Pain on the side of the thigh extending down into the front and back of the knee Pain under the buttock extending toward the hip joint Pain occasionally descends into the back of the calf Locked knee Extended walking increases pain in the…

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Rectus Femoris Muscle: Thigh, Knee Pain

What symptoms and pain are associated with the rectus femoris muscle? Knee pain that feels as if it originates under the knee cap Pain in the front of the thigh extending down into the inside of the knee Weak knee Stiff knee Inability to fully straighten knee Pain walking down stairs Restless Leg Syndrome Sharp…

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Gracilis Muscle: Constant burning pain in the inside of the thigh

What pain and symptoms are associated with the gracilis muscle? Hot stinging pain under the skin on the inside of the thigh Pain is constant even at rest, changing position does not subside pain Where is the gracilis muscle? It attaches to the pubic bone, travels down the inside of the thigh and connects to…

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Pectineus Muscle: Groin and Pelvic Pain

What pain and symptoms are associated with the pectineus muscle? Pain in the fold where the leg joins the body Groin pain Pelvic pain Pain increases when walking Sleeping with a pillow between the knees eases the pain Where is the pectineus muscle? It connects to the pubic bone to the top of the thigh…

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Tensor Fasciae Latae Muscle and Iliotibial Band: Hip and Thigh Pain

 What pain and symptoms are associated with the tensor fasciae latae muscle and iliotibial band? Pain in deep in the hip going down the outside of the thigh Pain at the front of the hip joint Discomfort sitting When standing from a sitting position you tend to stand-up leaning forward at the waist with your…

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