Your description sounds suspiciously like the "Kyle" who originated the thread but one before
I believe you will find your questions answered there!
Oh yes, just one extra detail. Application of the steroid ointment (or cream) and stretching are two quite separate matters - you might apply the steroid after
the stretching, but should not apply it immediately before, as the stretching process is more likely to rub it off again than to have any useful effect.