Finding the right leg pain relief for thigh injuries begins with a basic lesson in physiology. As doctors know and patients should understand, the thigh has three sets of strong muscles: the hamstrings, the quadriceps or quads, and the adductor muscles.
Among amateur and professional athletes, many thigh injuries are caused by blows or strains to the hamstring muscles in the back of the legs. Yet quadriceps strains and injuries to the adductors can also be caused by excessive stretching that leads to torn muscle fibers.
Finding leg pain relief for thigh injuries may involve rest, ice, heat, and over-the-counter or prescription medications. Surgery is necessary only in case of extreme leg injury.