What muscles and tendons cause interior knee pain due to tightness? My inner knee always flares up with pain but its not my patella tendon. It is just to the interior side of the patella tendon, and it hurts when I squat and jump, or fully flex my leg completely straight. I have been trying to figure this out for over a year. No doctor has been able to help. Stretch seems to help, but I its only temporary, then comes back.
I don’t know the names for them either but it sounds like this group of tendons are tight for you and this should help you get rid of that pain:
While sitting place both hands around your leg just behind the knee and with your fingers find the 4 big ligaments that are there, two for the inside hand and two for the outside hand, one on the inside and one about an inch up on the outside of your leg. Press into all 4 of them at the same time and hold the pressure there. Relax. Wait 30 seconds. Then slowly side your leg out to a full extension, release the pressure but rest your leg there for another 30 seconds.
For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.
by: Douglas B
on: 6th March 12