I've had pain in back of both knees since early June. The pain started slowly. Since then,I've had numerous ART sessions and early on, it was thought to be inflammation of the popliteus muscle but today, the ART provider now thinks the main culprit might be the plantaris, a little used muscle in the back of the knee. When he pressed on it, it wsa very painful!
My main issue is when I stand or sit, and my right one really acts up. I stopped doing leg curls but 2 days ago, did the Glute ham and there was no pain.
Any thoughts on this. The Plantaris, really? I have a reconstructed ACL in the right knee and have had occasional Bakers Cyst over the years, but the left knee, in the back, has the same pain, but to a lesser degree.
Running can aggravate it, but the pain doesn't prohibit me. Again, it is now chronic and want to gain thoughts on those who know about the Popliteus, Plantaris. Any exercises to avoid, or to start doing? Should I avoid the Glute ham or sprinting regardless?