Injury of muscle, fascia or tendon of the posterior muscle group at thigh level can be caused by sudden or repetitive excessive physical activity that overloads the muscle, or by direct trauma or a fall.
Diagnosis is made based on physical examination and imaging studies such as X-rays, CT scans or MRI.
Differential diagnosis of posterior muscle group injury at thigh level include strain, contusion, tendinopathy, myositis ossificans, avulsion, and avulsion fracture.
Treatment may include rest, ice, compression, elevation, and physical therapy. In some cases, surgery may be necessary.
Prognosis is generally good with appropriate treatment. Recovery time may vary depending on the severity of the injury.