I appreciate your response and I will definitely rest and elevate it. But I'm curious as to whether it could really be groin muscle strain because I don't recall any specific injury occurring and I also haven't noticed many issues with my lower back. I have had issues with my neck lately but I don't know if that could really be related to this pain in my thigh? It just started suddenly a few days ago, when I was stepping out of my car. Now everyone time I stand up after sitting or lying down or if I just move my leg in a certain way, I get this shooting pain at the top of my thigh and there is a sort of pulling sensation that comes with it. So it doesn't hurt all the time, only when I make certain movements.
Good to know. I've also tried doing some stretches as well which don't really seem to aggravate it or make it better. Ibprofen doesn't appear to help either, unfortunately. I guess I'll see about finding a physician for a structural exam, as suggested. It may take a couple of weeks to do so, should I be fine until then, if I do what you've suggested in the mean time? Thank you for your assistance.
What would you classify as being worst case scenario wherein I should visit urgent care? At this point in time, it occurs every time I stand and I usually have to brace myself and stand still for a moment before I can start walking around, and then after I take a few steps the pain usually tapers off unless I move my leg in an awkward way. Thanks again.
OK. The pulling sensation is painful. It's a tight, shooting pulling pain whenever I stand or move a certain way. No other symptoms, no swelling or bruising or anything like that. Thanks for your help.