Cause of Pain inside Knee
The first thing to check for when you start feeling pain inside knee is for tender tendons and muscles running the length of your inner thing attaching at the front of your hip bone, aka anterior iliac crest, and inserting right below the knee on the anterior tibia. The most common muscles and their tendons to get aggravated here are sartorius and gracilis. Look it up and draw it on yourself before you proceed to the next step. Now its more clear how both sartorius and gracilis acts as knee flexors. Being more medial, gracilis also acts as a thigh adductor, draws leg toward the midline, and sartorius acts as a thigh abductor, draws leg away from midline, and thigh lateral rotator.
Whats up with all the pointy things
Many times a muscle or tendon gets a very small spot of tenderness, where an adhesion occurred ion response to unusual exertion, excessive exertion or even a stretch done too aggressively. This may be a tear, an adhesion or tension. All three will recover much faster with the right kind of pressure. An acupressure mat, aka spoonk mat offers an advantage over traditional massage due to the hundreds of tiny points. Due to sheer number, when an acupressure mat comes in contact with a problem area, at least one of these points will hit at or close to the source of pain. Such general application works well for overall relief but does not work as well for pain inside knee.
Technique of using the acupressure mat
Normal use of spoonk mat involves lying down on the mat and allowing the body to sink into all the points at the same time, thus distributing body mass and making the experinece bearable. However, in order to target pain of the inside of knee try to press down into that particular area and then fin tune it by torquing your body so as to hit it at just the right angle. Other techniques involve placing the mat on top of the area being worked and using hand/arm pressure to apply traction, scraping,\ or gliding movements.