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VMO trigger point, where to stop (to avoid tendon/ligament damage)

Old 03-26-18, 06:26 AM
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VMO trigger point, where to stop (to avoid tendon/ligament damage)

Hello guys,

I am trying to address VMO trigger points via massage and roller.
It took about 2 weeks, but I can now say that 90% of the VMO is back to normal.

I still have what feels like a trigger point on the very low area of the VMO. Massaging the area seems to make it worse. This leads me to believe that I'm probably upsetting the VMO tendon, or a ligament around it (MPFL?).

This is the area I'm describing (in red), a lateral view with the patella on the extreme left:


I'm wondering if I should:
keep massaging, the trigger point is probably more serious and will take several days to address
stop everything and rest

go see a physio


Any related experience?

Thanks!
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Old 03-26-18, 03:58 PM
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Do you have a diagnosis? If not, you need to see an orthopedist who will hopefully refer you to a competent physical therapist. You could also request dry needling to relax the trigger points from a physiatrist after you get a diagnosis.
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