I work at a desk 10 hours per day. I'm also 45 years old. Not suprisingly, the backs if my legs are chronically tight.
What seems unusual is that when exercising or stretching I always feel the tightness/pain directly behind my knees. I'm not sure if the problem is tight hamstrings (upper leg) terminating in the knee, or the calf muscles (lower leg) terminating at the knee. Or if the tightness is from neither.
When I do traditional hamstring stretches I feel the stretch most acutely behind the knee (not under my butt), likewise with traditional calf stretches, I feel behind the knee.
So the question: am I feeling tightness behind the knee tight hamstrings/calves and I just happen to feel it behind the knees? Or is it something else?
Any good stretches to relieve behind the knee tightness?