Today, let’s focus on myofascial treatment of knee pain, specifically in the front, upper area of the knee. The knee seems like a small area but when it gives us trouble it literally dogs our every step. This is the most common area that might be painful for you. Pain on the outside of the knee is often related to IT Band issues. See our article on New Trends in IT Band Pain Relief for more information on this. Pain below or behind the knee may involve other muscles. Pain on the inside or deep within the knee may also suggest degeneration within the joint. However, we should still investigate myofascial factors since trigger points and taut bands can both cause this pain and/or significantly accelerate arthritic processes.

Primary Causes of Anterior Knee Pain