Not sure if this is the best forum for this, but I'm wondering if anyone knows what causes pain the inner/rear knee and back of the lower thigh after driving? I'm sure it's related to the gas and brake and all that - did a long road trip, mostly on the highway, this summer, and had it for days after we got back (but not really while we were on the road). Yesterday, I did a lot of driving around, locally - about 65 miles or so - taking my son to chess club, my nephews to and from their gifted program (two different time slots), etc. It involved a ton of braking and hitting the gas and whatnot.
Anyway, the pain is back in my right leg. It started last night, and I woke up with it this morning. Do I need to be closer to, or farther from, the pedals? Is there a trick to how you hold your leg? Does this happen to everyone? (I've only been driving for a little over seven years, and kept it very minimal until the last couple of years, so this is something pretty recent for me.)
And, are there any stretches that will help? I've tried lunges, and they don't seem to matter, one way or the other - no improvement, but they don't make it worse. Anything that torques my knee out seems to make it worse.