A strain is caused when a muscle is stretched or torn and a sprain occurs when a ligament is stretched or twisted.
Calf and thigh pain can be a symptom of many different conditions and can affect people of all ages.
You may experience pain and inflammation of the affected area, possibly with loss of movement.
Calf and thigh injuries often happen as a result of sports or other physical activities.
It’s important to listen to your body and not ignore the symptoms. You may need to talk to your GP if the pain is persistent.
To get short-term relief try the RICE approach (Rest, Ice, Comfortable Support, Elevation).1 That involves resting the joint to prevent further injury, applying an ice pack for 15 minutes then for comfortable support use a support bandage to hold it in place, which goes up as far as the next joint on each side. Finally, elevate the injury and support it with something soft, like a cushion.
Ask your pharmacist for more advice.