info@kingstonphysiotherapy.com  | 020 8541 5556 | MON-FRI: 8am-8pm / SAT: 8am-3pm


The thigh comprises the powerful quadriceps and hamstrings muscle groups at the front and back respectively, and it also houses important nerves such as the femoral and sciatic nerves as they pass down the lower limb. Therefore, pain can also be referred to the thigh from the lumbar spine, as well as from the pelvis and hip joint.



  • Hamstring muscle injuries such as tears are common in sprinters and in sports involving sudden acceleration and sprinting such as football and basketball
  • Quadriceps injuries generally occur with sports involving kicking a ball or physical contact such as football
  • Injury caused by overstretching or overcontraction of the muscle
  • Direct trauma (contusion) to the quadriceps in sports such as basketball or football 



Physiotherapy treatment will aim at controlling swelling and minimising pain in the first 24-72 hours, and the restoring pain-free range of movement, functional rehabilitation and graduated return to activity.

Physiotherapy treatment after the acute phase of the injury (first 2-3 days) may include:

  • soft tissue and manual therapy
  • electrotherapy
  • a tailored exercise programme including stretches and strengthening exercises

See also - Jaw Pain, Shoulder, Elbow & Forearm, Wrist & Hand, Pelvic Pain, Hip & Groin, Thigh, Knee, Shin, Foot, Head & Neck, Upper Back/Thoracic Spine, Lower Back, Buttocks, Calf & Achillies Tendon, Ankle


Online Appointments & Class Bookings

Back and Neck Pain
Read More
Sports Injuries
Read More
Clinical Pilates
Read More
Sports Massage
Read More
Read More
Biomechanical Assessment & Orthotics
Read More
Golf Screening & Injuries
Read More
Ergonomics & Work Related Injuries
Read More
Ante / Post-Natal Care
Read More
Post-Operative Rehab
Read More

info@kingstonphysiotherapy.com  | 020 8541 5556 | MON-FRI: 8am-8pm / SAT: 8am-3pm


  • 137 Kings Road
  • Kingston
  • Surrey
  • KT2 5JE
  • Map & Info

Kingston Town Centre

  • 31 Old London Road
  • Kingston upon Thames
  • Surrey
  • KT2 6ND
  • Map & info


  • Surbiton Racket and Fitness Club
  • Berrylands
  • Surbiton
  • KT5 8JT
  • Map & Info