Hamstring Injury. The hamstring can be strained or torn if the muscle is stretched beyond its means. This often happens if the hamstring is too tight or is fatigued. A hamstring injury can cause a sharp pain in the back of the thigh. The area can swell and may bruise. There is often weakness in the hamstring which may persist for weeks.
Posterior thigh compartment syndrome as a result of a basketball injury. Acute compartment syndrome of the thigh is a serious although rare occurrence that was sparsely documented in the orthopedic literature until Schwartz et al reported on a series of 21 cases.
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Basketball requires extensive stop and go and cutting maneuvers which can put the ligaments and menisci of the knee at risk. Injury to the medial collateral ligament is most common following a blow to the outside of the knee and can be often be treated with ice, bracing and a gradual return to activity.
Thigh contusions are common injuries in basketball. The thigh is probably the most common location for muscle contusions. When the muscle is damaged, repair, not regeneration, occurs. Early treatment with knee flexion to 120° is very important.
The constant running, jumping/landing and shifting from side to side can do a number on your knees. One of the more common injuries to the knee in basketball is known as patellofemoral pain syndrome. This is basically pain that is felt behind the kneecap, where the patella meets the femur, or the thigh bone.
2. Hip/Thigh Injuries. Pivoting, running, jumping, and rebounding all place extra strain on the legs and hips, leaving players open to a variety of injuries. Hip strains and bruises can occur from contact on the court or over-extending of muscles and ligaments.
Deep thigh bruising. These contusions are common in contact sports, and are the result of a direct blow to the front of the thigh. Facial cuts. Most facial injuries sustained by basketball players are relatively minor, though severe and permanent injuries have occurred.
2. Hip & Thigh Injuries Source: Sports Injury Bulletin. Any activities when playing basketball will put tremendous strain on our legs and hips, and if you don’t have enough strength and endurance in those body part then you will be prone to hip strains and muscle/ligament tears.