Very interesting. Usually when someone is experiencing pain in an isolated area is is because the body is trying to overcompensate for something.
It sounds like you may have some sort of muscle imbalance that is causing the left side of your body to work harder than the right. That’s the first thing that came to my mind.
Watch your form in the mirror while squatting, do you notice any differences (leaning to one side or the other), etc?
The best bet is to do some extra work on your left side so as to create more of a balance (lunges, leg press, extensions, leg curls)…anything to build up the strength on your left leg to match the right.
You said that you can visibly notice a difference in size…not only is this esthetically not pleasing, it’s causing a physical strain on certain muscle groups - which is definitely not ideal.
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Yes i do recall when i do squats i usually try to push harder from my left leg because for some reason when i don’t focus more on my left leg, my right quad does all the work and my left quad feels like it hasn’t done anything.
Also, i feel this tight pain in my left leg the part near the hip when i do leg extensions(i use the unilateral machine).
Next time i do squats i’ll look at myself in the mirror while squatting.
thx for your help.