One month into my squatting heavy and often program, I started to get some knee pain. It wasn't even really painful at first, it just didn't feel quite right. (Incidentally, the week prior to onset of pain, I also played basketball a few days for the first time in a while). It was mild, so I trained through it. One week later, I could barely walk. Ascending stairs was awful.
Met with our school's athletic trainer and she said it wasn't meniscus, ligament, or structural damage. Ok, big relief.
So I've been doing lots of glute-ham raises and stretching the last several weeks. Walking is now fine, stairs still bother it some. I haven't been squatting. The situation has improved greatly, but it is still there.
In particular, getting into a seated straddle stretch or this stretch
are reliable methods of aggravating it. Where is the pain? Around my MCL, down on the tibia. There hasn't been any swelling, just localized pain and occasional general tightness. The pain will increase if I let my diet get crappy.
Most everything seems to match up pretty closely with pes anserinus tendonitis. Link.
Googling around on this subject doesn't yield much, aside from ice, NSAIDs, rest, and hamstring stretching. Old threads on this board were mildly helpful, though most seemed to be concerned with patellar tendonitis.
Any and all thoughts on stretches, particular foam rolling, exercises, other treatment, etc. that could be beneficial would be most appreciated. Ideally I would like to avoid seeing a doctor, but will do so if I need to.