I am sorry to hear about your symptoms. I strongly encourage you to schedule an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon
. It is not possible to provide an accurate diagnosis with seeing you in person.
It is difficult to tell from your question exactly where you are experiencing pain. The pain could be due to a muscle strain in the muscle of your thigh, which include the quadriceps, hamstring, hip adductors, hip abductors, and hip flexors. Damage to one of the nerves in your thigh can also cause pain. This often occurs due to a herniated disc, which leads to compression of the nerve roots leaving your spinal cord and traveling to your thigh. In sciatica, nerve compression causes pain shooting down the posterior leg into the hamstring.
Damage to the ligaments of the knee can cause pain. The cartilage lining the knee (meniscus) as well as the cartilage lining the hip (labrum) can cause pain if they are torn. General degeneration of the knee or hip joint through osteoarthritis can also cause pain. Finally, problems with the thigh bone itself can cause pain.
You will need to see an orthopedic surgeon to determine the cause of your pain. A typical evaluation consists of a thorough history and physical exam. Depending on these results, you may need an x-ray
of the affected area.