I've got serious leg flexibility problems and have some lateral knee clicking and knee pain and tendonitis. Basically too much driving and cycling with no stretching i think.
If I try and get into the Lotus position my first leg/knee will be pointing near vertical. Its comical and feel like I'm falling backwards. I'm better than before though with stretching but still feel discomfort when just sitting cross legged on the floor for 10 minutes. I did months of strengthening the glutes and stretching the hip flexors but still have clicking knees. I'm now concentrating on stretching the piriformis more and the adductors/groin. I'm in Asia, out of the way abit from physios.
Is a tight piriformis the most likely culprit for first knee high in the air when trying to get into the lotus position?