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› Forums › General › Chronic IT band/quad TIGHTNESS and knee pain (chondromalacia patella?) for 6 years! › Re: Chronic IT band/quad TIGHTNESS and knee pain (chondromalacia patella?) for 6 years!
I haven’t been following the thread. I just wanted to jump in and say that my pain is completely under control now. Unfortunately, I still can’t squat down or walk down stairs or the pain returns. But this is probably because I let this problem fester for about 5 years. But whenever the pain starts returning, I know exactly what to do to. It’s not hours of leg exercises every day – which like you guys, i did religiously at one point. All I have to do is one thing: Strengthening hamstrings. And I’ve found that this is my favorite way to do it. short video… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAYtwM95-ug The hamstring machines at the gym are garbage. This swiss ball method is pretty good. I know I’ve mentioned hamstrings before and you guys indicated it’s not likely your issue. But thought I’d post with this one last time. GL