Question:

After playing soccer my thigh now has pain in it every time I kick the ball. It does not hurt to run or walk. Is it ok if I keep jogging if it doesn’t hurt?


Answer:

Thank you for your question! Without doing an examination of your thigh, we are limited in our ability to provide specific information regarding your symptoms and suggest you reach out a physical therapist in your area for evaluation. However, we can provide general information that may be helpful in the meantime.

There are a number of structures that can cause pain in the thigh when performing a kicking motion. While those structures may be fine with slower and more controlled movements, faster or more explosive movements may be irritating. If an activity such as jogging does not cause any symptoms at the time of activity or in the hours or day after, it should be safe to continue.

We recommend seeing a PT for an evaluation to assess mechanics of walking, running/jogging, and kicking. Treatments to improve symptoms with kicking could include stretching, strengthening, balance work, and limb control to allow for symptom free sport participation.


**This reply is for informational purposes only. It’s not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician, physical therapist, or other qualified health provider with a medical condition.