Rolling through the vastus medialis and sartorius muscles of the upper leg can offer great relief to the knee.
The vastus medialis is one of the four quadriceps muscles and is often referred to as the “tear drop” muscle. It originates in the femur, inserts in the patella, and is one of the knee extensors.
The sartorious, which is the longest muscle in the human body, runs from the iliac on the pelvis to the tibia. This long, thin muscle plays a part in hip and knee flexion.
When rolling through these areas you will want to use the same slow, controlled movement Trigger Point Performance Therapy recommends when rolling through the Quadriceps and IT Band. When moving up the inner quad, gradually roll up using the 2 inches up, 1 inch back method.