fbq('track', 'ViewContent');

Health A-to-Z Four Star Award As Featured On EzineArticles Elite Site Seal Better Internet Bureau Seal of Endorsement

Psoas Muscle Pain: Nine Questions and Answers

Plus Summary: When Your Psoas Muscles Cause Groin Pain and Why Stretching Doesn't Work
-- and What Does Work

©2008 Lawrence Gold
certified practitioner
The Dr. Ida P. Rolf method of Structural Integration
Hanna Somatic Education®

This page provides links to key points found in the article, "When Your Psoas Muscles Cause Groin Pain and Why Stretching Doesn't Work -- and What Does Work".

The arrow symbol , when clicked, opens a new window with the answer(s). Alternate between the two windows to view answers to questions (windows: [ALT]+[TAB]). Bookmark this page (windows: [CTL]+[D]) for future reference and for access to the program.

At right, you see selections from the program, Free Your Psoas, which provide a look at the program.


Click Here
to Preview the
Satisfaction-Guaranteed Program

Free Your Psoas

INTRODUCTION TO INSTRUCTIONAL SECTION


PREVIEW OF INSTRUCTIONAL STYLE

~==| MORE QUESTIONS? CLICK TO ASK. |==~

  1. How do psoas muscle injuries happen?

  2. How do tight psoas muscles cause iliopsoas bursitis or tendinitis -- and what can be done to free them?

  3. When is stretching your psoas muscles the wrong thing to do?

  4. When may a diagnosis of "tight psoas muscles" be wrong or misleading?

  5. How does poor foot function cause psoas muscles to get tight?

  6. How does excessive sitting and insufficient movement cause psoas muscles to get and stay tight?


  7. What are signs of healthy psoas muscle functioning?

  8. How do abdominal strengthening and psoas stretching exercises affect the psoas muscles?

  9. What can you do for yourself to reduce psoas muscle pain?

Summary of "When Your Psoas Muscles Cause Groin Pain and Why Stretching Doesn't Work -- and What Does Work"

("ILIOPSOAS SYNDROME")

Psoas muscle pain may show up as

  • groin pain (psoas tendinitis or psoas bursitis)
  • deep pelvic pain, usually on one side, inside, along the hip bone
  • pain in the stomach region
  • pain at the front of the hip joint (where pants-pockets are)
    -- the underlying condition behind labrum tears of the hip joint and loss of hip joint cartilage (leading to hip joint replacement surgery)
  • constipation
  • pelvic forward tilt
    triggers low-grade tension in the lower back muscles, when sitting and standing
  • bulging belly

COMMON CAUSES of TIGHT PSOAS

  • injury to the leg or foot
    taking weight off by retracting the leg
  • Too much sitting

ALTERNATE CAUSE of TIGHT PSOAS

Twisted Sacrum | a hard fall or blow to the hip
See Understanding S-I Joint Pain

LOCATION OF THE PSOAS MUSCLES

The psoas muscles run from the inside of the groin, up through the pelvis, where they divide into two parts:
  1. along the inside of the hip bones (ilia)
  2. along the front of the spine, where they insert along vertebrae near the waist and near the diaphragm

ALTERNATE CAUSE of most LOW BACK PAIN

Tight Spinal Extensor (back) Muscles
See chronic back pain

HEALTHY FUNCTION

  • psoas well-coordinated with hip joint flexors
  • free hamstrings
  • spring in the step; legs feel light, rather than drag
  • good bowel function
  • knees move straight-forwardly, in walking, rather than turned out and moving in a roundabout way
  • pelvis close to horizontal, centered

APPROACH to CORRECTING FUNCTION

Correct muscle/movement memory: release contraction, cultivate healthy tone, coordination, movement: somatic education exercises.
  • stretching: no
  • strengthening: no
  • effectiveness: superior
At right, see the video preview of the program, Free Your Psoas.

No-Time-Limit Refund Satisfaction-Guarantee

CLICK for access to Purchase Page.

The Three Biggest Mistakes People Make when Trying to Get Out of Pain

The Institute for Somatic Study and Development
Santa Fe, NM

Lawrence Gold, C.H.S.E.

 Subscribe to Full-Spectrum Somatics | blog


Telephone 505 819-0858 | | TERMS OF USE | PRIVACY POLICY | CONTACT:

COPYRIGHT INFORMATION