So recently, I've been having some pain right behind my knee. Basically, where the knee cap is and then on the other side (top of the calf). If I press there, that's where it hurts.
When I run, it kind of "locks up" and I feel some pain there. It's gotten worse the last few days, and in the beginning of a run I've had to adjust my stride at first (leg crashing down heavier so it doesn't hurt as much). It kind of goes away, but today I cut my run short and just jogged back easy because it was hurting in the middle of the run (when I finished it didn't hurt as much).
Basically, if I try out that "flamingo" stretch, I can't get my leg to touch my thigh like my other leg, because it hurts too much.
I'm thinking it's the popliteus muscle/knee area. What I was thinking is, could I do a contrast bath, and while the water is hot stretch? Anyone know any good stretches for that area, or any ways to strengthen it?
I've kind of been massaging the area behind the knee (top of the calf), anything else I can do? Thanks!