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Imbalances Between Quadriceps

I’ve been getting shin splints and knee pain lately and I’ve been trying all different kinds of remedial measures which simply aren’t working.

I’m wondering if its possible to have large imbalances between the different muscles of the quadriceps (i.e. vastus lateralus vs. vastus medialis). I’m thinking of this because my vastus medalis is (I think) more hypertrophied than my vastus lateralus and when I stand at rest, my knees seem to point inwards which makes me think that the medalis is pulling harder and pulling the joint towards their direction.

If somebody would like to see pictures of my mis-hypertrophied quads and inward-pointing knees then let me know and I’d be happy to post them.