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  • weak
  • It's usually the other way around, strong Psoas overpowering weak abs due to sitting all day is a common contributor to lower back pain. (exrx.net)
  • Therefore, if the psoas is weak, the lower back will flex in compensation. (exrx.net)
  • I would bet that the psoas is more commonly weak/underactive than overactive in most. (exrx.net)
  • My trainer believes it is my psoas muscle being weak. (justanswer.com)
  • flexors
  • I think the psoas has got a bad rap due to it being lumped into the same category as all the other hip flexors. (exrx.net)
  • These iliopsoas muscles are hip flexors, which also laterally rotate and adduct the hip. (massagemag.com)
  • It forms part of a group of muscles called the hip flexors, whose action is primarily to lift the upper leg towards the body when the body is fixed or to pull the body towards the leg when the leg is fixed. (wikipedia.org)
  • Femoral
  • His name is lent to "Narath's femoral hernia" (prevascular hernia), being described as a hernia in front of the femoral vessels that is due to displacement of the psoas muscle in patients with congenital hip dislocation. (wikipedia.org)
  • stretches
  • There are a number of good sites that describe the different muscles and offer stretches for them. (healthboards.com)
  • So I recommend you get up and move around at least once an hour and if possible do stretches that help give that muscle some much needed lengthening. (atvancouvermassage.com)
  • plexus
  • The lumbar plexus is also embedded in the surface of the psoas, which directly supplies energy to animate the legs and strongly influences both sexual and anal functions. (blogspot.com)
  • The cervical plexus innervates muscles of the neck and areas of skin on the head, neck and chest. (wikipedia.org)
  • Nervi of the plexus serve the skin and the muscles of the lower abdominal wall, the thigh and external genitals. (wikipedia.org)
  • tension
  • For mild psoas muscle tension or stiffness, Hudgins recommends resting the injury and avoiding potentially exacerbating activities such as running up hills. (reference.com)
  • A method developed to study the effect of increased hydrostatic pressure on the isometric tension of a single muscle fibre is described and experiments done at room temperature (18-22°C) on glycerinated rabbit psoas muscle fibres are presented. (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • Increase of pressure (range 1-10 MPa) caused little change in tension transducer response when a muscle fibre was relaxed. (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • Every movement, no matter how small, and every emotion is influenced by our muscles and tension patterns held by them. (blogspot.com)
  • Rectus abdominis counterbalances the tension of the psoas. (blogspot.com)
  • Therefore, tension in the psoas affects the space and function of the internal organs. (blogspot.com)
  • injection
  • The note I have from my doctor states 'trigger point injection into the right buttock at the piriformis muscle. (aapc.com)
  • absent
  • As it turns out, the Psoas Minor is absent in approximately half of the population. (yoganatomy.com)
  • The psoas minor is considered inconstant and is often absent, only being present in about 27% of human specimens studied. (wikipedia.org)
  • indicate
  • The red areas on the surface of the body indicate possible areas of pain/discomfort associated with the psoas. (blogspot.com)
  • Reactions that may indicate pathology include: guarding, describing muscle contraction as pressure is applied. (wikipedia.org)
  • ease
  • Lunges performed in a kneeling position and the warrior yoga pose may also ease psoas pain. (reference.com)
  • yoga
  • I do some weightlifting, yoga, run, hike, bike, and ski and am presently looking at potential muscle imbalances and ways to correct them. (exrx.net)
  • contraction
  • Kelly's sign is a technique of applying gentle pressure to the ureters to cause peristalsis, or worm-like muscle contraction to identify the ureter. (wikipedia.org)
  • emotional
  • I know that may sound a little bizarre to describe a muscle as affecting 'all aspects of one's life', but the psoas is truly remarkable and responsible for many of our postural and emotional responses. (blogspot.com)
  • pain
  • I have chronic back trouble and groin pain and want to see if this muscle is in need of stretching. (healthboards.com)
  • When the psoas muscle is tight or injured, a patient may experience pain when he lifts his knees, such as with climbing stairs or hills, or reduced range of motion in the hips and lower back. (reference.com)
  • This muscle can be responsible for a great deal of low back pain. (atvancouvermassage.com)
  • I've shared this video with clients in the past and have found it to be very helpful in understanding this muscle as well as possibly helping yourself relieve the pain. (atvancouvermassage.com)
  • Certain biomechanical or muscle length imbalances may ultimately predispose a person to sacroiliac dysfunction and pain. (wikipedia.org)
  • body
  • I'm new to your fine website, so I must be missing something, but I can't find any info on one of the largest muscles in the body- the psoas. (exrx.net)
  • I know it's not a visible muscle, so some body builders might not be interested in it, but I'm an athlete looking for total body fitness for functional movement. (exrx.net)
  • The Psoas Muscle is responsible for assisting the body in walking, running, riding a bike and any other action that requires bringing our leg up towards our body. (atvancouvermassage.com)
  • The largest nerve of the human body, the sciatic nerve is the main branch, that give rami to the motor innervation of the muscles of the foot, the leg and the thigh. (wikipedia.org)