Knee and back of knee muscle pain
I've been noticing more strain recently when I've been using the standing Nautilus hamstring curl machine - on my right leg, there seems to be a small ball of muscle that tightens behind my knee and feels painful during the movement. I don't seem to have this pain when using other ham machines or exercises.
I asked the doctor in sports medicine about the situation, and he told me there were small muscles in back of the knee that may have been affected ten years ago when I tore my right calve playing volleyball.
I never knew much about those smaller muscles there - I train my calves equally and even the torn one develops well even if it doesn't look the same as the left one. Is there anything I can do to strengthen or handle these small muscles in back of my knee?
This also happens to be the same leg that I've had problems with the front of the knee which required some therapy and strengthening. . .I still have occasional pain with those front muscles. Could this be related to the back of the knee issue too?