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I have been dealing with runners knee on my left knee for quite a while and the couch stretch feels great for it. However, if I get a weird, almost burning, sensation on the front, outside of my quad when I do the couch stretch. More of an intense tingling feeling. It almost feels like some kind of fibers in my leg are coming apart. I don’t have any pain in the area where I get this sensation and have continued to train for a 70.3 triathlon. I do have some skin numbness in the same spot where I feel the sensation, but underneath it definitely isn’t numb when I roll with a lacross ball or foam roller.
Rob, remember that the couch, like any other mobilization, doesn’t exist just for its own sake, but can also serve as a valuable diagnostic tool. On days when the couch seems sketchy to me I take this as a cue that my quads and the front of the hip are too tacked down. After 5 mins plus of smashing with the Supernova or Battlestar I re-test the couch and the sketchiness goes away/my ROM is better.
There was a couple of MWOD videos on what Phillip just said, although one is only available to mwod pro subscribers