A thigh strain is an injury caused by damage (overstretching, tearing or a complete rupture) to the quadricep muscles of the thigh. Risk factors for this injury are muscle tightness, muscle fatigue, incorrect exercise technique, inadequate warming up and a previous history of this injury. Typical symptoms are thigh pain while walking, going up or down stairs, sitting or any other activity that involves flexing the quadricep muscles.There will also be a “pulling” sensation in the thigh together with swelling, bruising or thigh tenderness. Compression shorts or thigh sleeves can reduce quadricep muscle vibrations during physical activity and thereby the risk of incurring this injury, as well as shorten recovery time. Please consult with a doctor to ensure these products are used correctly within the treatment program.