it is the front thigh area if i stay bent over at the waist i can walk on the leg but if i straighten up it feels like something is pulling and the pain is unbearable. now on the side of my shin it hurts to when i turn on my side in bed it hurts in the thigh area
I looked around the web and there are quite a few things that cause this. You could have a muscle strain - they can be very painful - or compressed nerves in your back....even blood clots can cause this. Ice alternating with heat can help if it's a muscle strain but it sounds like you'll need more than that and that it's time to see a doctor. Good luck!