Pain on the inside of the knee: Causes and Solution

Jul 21, 2018 | Knee Pain

Runner's Knee pain-Inner Knee: Causes and Solutions 

Six common muscles that cause  Inner Knee Pain

Medial knee pain is a common issue for runners and cyclists who use their quadriceps a lot. Typically these people also have problems with bending their knees and when they sit cross-legged they may notice that knee doesn’t come down completely. The issue can also be due to a holding pattern like squeezing your knees together or not warming up before running or cycling.

Symptoms may come on gradually for runners and athletes or may develop suddenly after a knee injury in case of a more aggressive sport like football. It is very common to get pain on the medial side of the knee, because of muscle weakness and/or tightness and can subtly change the way the knee moves.

One great tip to assess the health of the knee is to cup your kneecap in your palm and gently move it around in a circular motion. Then do it for the other knee. Which kneecap has more movement? The one with less movement is most probably your more troublesome knee and the lack of movement away from one side is the side on which the muscles are restricted preventing the kneecap mobility away from it.

Painalog’s 3D analytics helps identify the 6 muscles as trigger points that could cause this pain and shows the video on how to locate them. It also shows us how to do self-massage and how to stretch them.  If you are experiencing this kind of body pain you can see the solutions below:

Adductor Brevis and Longus

Vastus Medialis Lower Trigger point


Vastus Medialis Upper Trigger point

Rectus Femoris

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