Daily Mobility Exercises by Dr. Kelly Starrett Forums Knee Knee pain from knots at vastus lateralis

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    • #71370
      AvatarZachary Allen

      I’ve had knee pain for quite a long while and now I know the source of it which is the muscle knots in my vastus lateralis on my quad. The problem is that I’ve tried everything from flossing, stretching, mashing with barbell, kettlebell and lacrosse ball, and ART/Deep tissue but these knots will not go away and keep my knee under tension and in pain when I try to squat. Any thoughts or ways to permanately deal with these stubborn knots so I can get back to squatting without any knee pain?

    • #76024
      AvatarNathan Richer

      hmm have you tried voodoo flossing:

      try also not only flossing/stretching/mashing the lateralis, but all around the upper leg, the lower leg, the feet, the hips, and torso as well. it could be something that is far away from the lateralis that is causing the problem.

      the nice thing about voodoo flossing is that they work the entire circumference of the area wrapped. so if you wrap from the knee, do moves, then move the wrap a little bit more higher, do moves, and so on all the way up to your hip, you will not only hit the lateralis but all the muscles on the upper leg.
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      I had a very similar problem my knots were above and at the side of the knee.
      The cure was Graston technique with about 8 treatments they were very hard to get
      rid of but 3 years later no pain and lots of motion.
    • #76039
      AvatarJon Burns

      When you walk down the street, climb a flight of stairs, or even sit
      down to watch your favorite television program, do you occasionally hear
      a clicking or “popping” sound coming from your knee?

      Knee clicking tends to occur when the joints are being extended, and
      at times, it can be accompanied by severe pain. The knee starts to click
      because, more often than not, there is a part of the knee that is not
      in its proper position.

      As a result, there may be other portions of the leg that are being
      used more frequently to compensate for the part of the knee that’s out
      of place.

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