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Good luck Kefu. Still seeing tightness in hip flexors and IT band. Lateral knee pain hasn’t popped up since I started smashing lateral quad and tibialis anterior. Smashing of the tibialis anterior seems to make the biggest difference when I start feeling the sensation I feel before the lateral kneecap pain sets in. After my strengthening routine my hip flexors don’t seem as tight and the tighntess in my IT band and lateral quad seems to go down. However, it’s a temporary fix. If I miss a day or push too hard ski touring the tightness pops back up.
I’m still missing something. I feel like standing in the same position all day at work is contributing somehow as well. Heading to Alaska for a 3 week trip, getting dropped off on a glacier via bush plane and camping/ski touring expedition for 2 of those weeks. Hoping that getting out of the office and changing up my routine for a while will help. Will be bringing the softball to do soft tissue work on down days in the tent. Maybe one of the small travel foam rollers as well. Wish me luck.
Before work this morning