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Old 07-20-2010, 10:20 AM   #1
Ola Persson
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Default Tight Popliteus muscle

I've been swimming a lot this summer and every now and then I feel a distinct stab at the back of my left knee. I was told it might be from a tight popliteus muscle.

Is there someone who knows how to deal with this and what causes the problem (bad squat form etc)?
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Old 07-20-2010, 07:38 PM   #2
Steven Low
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Popliteus muscle is used to lock the knee into extension... so if your tensing your leg straight all of the time it;'s easy for it to cramp up and get tight.

Read this for information on how you can release the stuff in that area (has a lot of other stuff as well):

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