Upper Leg Muscles

Hamstring Muscle – Biceps Femoris Muscle: Knee, Thigh Pain

Pain in the back of the knee going up the outside of the thigh that worsens when walking can indicate bicep femoris muscle dysfunction. 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…

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Semimembranosus Muscle: Buttock, Thigh, Knee, Calf Pain

Pain below the buttock traveling down the inside leg to the knee and sometimes calf can indicate semimembranosus dysfunction. What are the pain and symptoms 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…

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

Pain below the buttock traveling down the inside leg to the knee and sometimes calf can indicate semitendinosus dysfunction. 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…

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

The adductor longusmuscle can contribute to groin pain, pain in the front of the thigh, hip joint and knee pain. What are the pain and symptoms 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…

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

The adductor brevis muscle can contribute to groin pain, pain in the front of the thigh, hip joint and knee pain. What are the pain and symptoms 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…

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Adductor Magnus Muscle: Groin, Pelvic and Thigh Pain

Deep aching in the groin and pelvis areas that sometimes includes a sharp stabbing pain can be caused by the adductor magnus. Pain starting at the hip extending down the front of the thigh going toward the inside of the knee is also a sign of adductor dysfunction. What are the pain and symptoms associated…

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Sartorius Muscle: Hip, Upper Thigh and Knee Pain

The sartorius can cause a stinging burning pain in the front and inside of the thigh. What are the pain and symptoms 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…

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Quadriceps Vastus Intermedius Muscle: Thigh Pain and Buckling Knees

Pain down the front thigh and buckling weak knees indicate vastus intermedius dysfunction. What are the pain and symptoms 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…

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Quadriceps Muscle Vastus Medialis – Thigh and Knee Pain

Pain on the inside of the thigh going down into the knee may indicate vastus medialis dysfunction. 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’…

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Vastus Lateralis Muscle: Hip, Thigh, Knee Pain

Pain in the hip extending down the side of the thigh and into the knee is a sign of vastus lateralis dysfunction. What are the pain and symptoms 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…

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Rectus Femoris Muscle: Thigh, Knee Pain

Pain in the knee traveling into the lower thigh and the inability to fully straighten your knee indicates quadricep muscle rectus femoris dysfunction. What are the symptoms and pain 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…

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

The gracilis muscle is known for a constant burning pain on the inside of the upper 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 Where is the gracilis muscle? It attaches to the pubic…

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Pectineus Muscle: Groin and Pelvic Pain

Pectineus muscle contributes to pain in the groin, pelvis, and upper thigh. 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?…

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