I still can’t believe how simple the solution is. It’s a stretch!
Two months ago I experienced a slight pain on the right side of my knee. Felt like an inflammation of a tendon. I thought: “Maaaaan … you have to work this out before it get’s worse.” So I wanted to narrow down the cause of this pain. I solely cycled on a few days and then solely ran for a few days.
No matter what, the pain got worse. I had to stop every feet based sport. The good news were then: the pain disappeared after a week. The bad news: it reappared immediately after every sports session.
Damn. This was a bigger problem. Time for some research. I opted for the IT-Band and the Popliteus Muscle, since they connect directly to the pain area. But foam-rolling them out, was neither a solution.
Last week then, I almost gave up and phoned a doctor for an appointment. Same evening that day, I found it. I looked at the right picture and thought: “That ITB is a little bit longer. Why not try the other end?”
Focus on the TFL – the Tensior Fascia Latae. Found that stretch on the left picture and voila: problem solved. Four days, three times a day for a minute and the pain is almost fully gone.
Seems like this one side got a little bit tight and shortened too much.
How do you deal with pain? Solving it yourself?