The psoas muscles are a part of the iliopsoas muscle group. This important set of muscles works together with the other muscles of the hip to flex and extend the hip joints and thighs. The psoas muscles also work in conjunction with the spinal muscles to support the lumbar spine. If the psoas is not healthy or strong enough, you will start noticing other problems surge throughout your body.
For many athletes, especially runners, the psoas muscles are constantly being overworked with repetitive activity and movements that eventually can lead to stress and tension of the muscles. As a result, the psoas muscles can become tightened and limit the range of movement in the hip sockets also adding strain on the lumbar spine and knees. Tension in the psoas muscles can be asymmetrical, where only one side of the psoas muscles is tightened, resulting in a tilt of the pelvis that relatively shortens one leg over the other, misaligning the spine and pelvis, and causing compensation up the spine and neck. Releasing and loosening the psoas muscles is crucial for anyone to avoid complications on their bodies.
Strengthening the psoas muscles alone may not result in healthy psoas muscles. Chiropractic and physical therapy massages along with repetitive stretches and exercises help restore the natural health of your psoas muscles. Correcting your posture is also important during this process as a slouched or forward head posture increases the tension on the resting length of the psoas. Gently releasing tight, tense psoas muscles can go a long way to restoring the natural functions and balance of your body.
The information herein on "Tension on the Psoas Muscles" is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional or licensed physician and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make healthcare decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified healthcare professional.
Our information scope is limited to Chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, contributing etiological viscerosomatic disturbances within clinical presentations, associated somatovisceral reflex clinical dynamics, subluxation complexes, sensitive health issues, and/or functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions.
We provide and present clinical collaboration with specialists from various disciplines. Each specialist is governed by their professional scope of practice and their jurisdiction of licensure. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for the injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
Our videos, posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate to and directly or indirectly support our clinical scope of practice.*
Our office has reasonably attempted to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We provide copies of supporting research studies available to regulatory boards and the public upon request.
We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation of how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez, DC, or contact us at 915-850-0900.
We are here to help you and your family.
Licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN*) in Florida
Florida License RN License # RN9617241 (Control No. 3558029)
License Compact Status: Multi-State License: Authorized to Practice in 40 States*
Presently Matriculated: ICHS: MSN* FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner Program)
Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, RN* CIFM*, IFMCP*, ATN*, CCST
My Digital Business Card