I suffered from knee pain for 17 years, from the ages of 23 until a month ago when I turned 40. It was usually mild, but if I ran or hiked a lot, it would get worse. Always in my right knee, I knew it was some sort of imbalance that was causing inflammation but could never figure it out. I got the best 40th birthday present ever when I discovered Esther's book. After a long day of hiking, the knee pain had gotten about as bad as ever, and I was excepting it to take a few weeks to subside; instead I started glidwalking the following few days and as soon as I got the technique down, the pain disappeared immediately. That was a month ago, and I’ve hiked several miles a day with a toddler on my shoulders, and it has felt fantastic every time.
I believe the technique immediately exposed the problem, both of my psoas feels tight, but my right psoas and hip flexors feel significantly tighter than my left. The difference now is every step gives it a gentle stretch. I’m just curious, can I expect the imbalance to eventually even out? I don’t mind the feeling at all, since it feels good to be stretching these muscles, but I’m wondering how long it typically takes for these muscles to get longer. It’s been a solid month now, but still feels about the same. Considering there’s no pain, I have all the time in the world to wait.