I know it seems like a strange thing to ask, everyone advises stretching after a run to avoid injury, but please bear with me (grrrr).
I wear a knee support and don't have any problems with my right knee when running on grassy surfaces.
It's about an hour after stretching when it feels tight at the front of the kneecap.
If my knee is dodgy, then is doing the quad stretch ( the one where you hold your ankle and pull your knee up behind your back) doing more harm than good or is it slowly stretching the muscles? Or are other stretches more advisable?
I go skiing once a year wearing a knee support (after twisting my knee years ago trying snowboarding, just in case) and go from absolutely no exercise to 5 or 6 hours per day with comparatively heavy boots and skis, down bumpy icy runs that jolt my knees and give me a good workout.
I have never stretched afterwards, never really thought about it and apart from tired legs my knees have never had any problems compared to how they feel now.
Advice needed please.