signs of weak VMO

Could a weakened VMO cause lateral knee pain on the outside of the knee? Since the VMO is the only muscle on the inside of the knee attaching to the front of the knee and there are several on the opposite side, could a weak VMO therefore cause pain similar to that from a tight IT-band? Maybe these two could often be confused? Opinions?

Todd Wilson's picture

signs of weak VMO

No. More likely IT band, or some type of disfunction stemming from the hip musculature.