Muscles in the thigh are made up of three main groups; the quadriceps (muscles at the front of your leg), the hamstrings (muscles at the back of your leg) and the adductors (muscles at the inside of your leg).
A muscle tear, muscle damage or muscle pull refers to damage to a muscle or its attaching tendons. Muscle damage can be in the form of tearing (part or all of) the muscle fibers and tendons attached to the muscle. A thigh strain refers to an injury where the fibers in the quadriceps muscles are overstretched. Once the fibers or tendons are overstretched to a certain point, muscle tear occurs.
You should visit a physiotherapist in case you suffer severe thigh strain, however you should also be aware of various measures to soothe and reduce the pain. Thigh pain can be treated when you: