Blog

A Little Known Muscle We Know As the Psoas

Posted on behalf of Atlanta Orthopedic Surgeon

There is a little known muscle known as the psoas. You pronounce it “SO-as.” It’s surprising how so few people have ever heard of this muscle due to the fact that it is so vital to all movements. Almost all activities and sports that you participate in require the recruitment of your psoas muscles. They are the chief connectors between your torso and your legs. Their location and function make them affect both your posture and your spine. You can read more about psoas here

If you’re experiencing low back or pelvic pain your tight or overstretched psoas muscle could be to blame. Weak psoas muscles can cause many of your surrounding muscles to compensate and become overused. 

There are behaviors that compress the front of your hip and cause your psoas muscle to shorten. Common causes of back and hip flexor pain related to your psoas muscles include:

  • Sitting for extended periods of time
  • Running or walking in excess
  • Doing sit-ups in excess
  • Sleeping in a fetal position 

If you have back pain or hip pain call Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians today. We will diagnose the cause of your pain, and if it is related to the psoas we will include a regimen of therapy, strengthening and stretching of the surrounding muscles. Learning proper technique and slight alterations to your sport or exercise movements can help keep you healthy, active and ready for your activity of choice.

 

Posted on behalf of Dr. Armin Oskouei, Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
Circle Us on Google+

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians - Atlanta Orthopedic Surgeon
5788 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: (678) 752-7246
 

Free MRI Review! Get a Free Second Opinion.Is Minimally Invasive Treatment Right for You?
Testimonials
powered by BirdEye
Latest posts

A Little Known Muscle We Know As the Psoas

There is a little known muscle known as the psoas. You pronounce it “SO-as.” It’s surprising how so few people have ever heard of this muscle due to the fact that it is so vital to all movements. Almost all activities and sports that you participate in require the recruitment of your psoas muscles.

Fall Sports And Sport Related Injuries

There are six sports offered by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for the fall season. However, the season of fall offers the least number of sports out of the three seasons of winter, spring and fall. Some may argue this, but the most popular fall collegiate sport is arguably, football. Which college football team do you cheer for?

Choose from one of our 7 locations
North Atlanta

North Atlanta Location

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
5788 Roswell Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: (404) 935-9110
Fax: (770) 234-6735

South Atlanta

South Atlanta Location

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
6630 Exchange Place
Morrow, GA 30260
Phone: (678) 273-3479
Fax: (770) 790-0037

Decatur

Decatur Location

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
DeKalb Medical Center Campus
2665 N. Decatur Rd, Suite 440
Decatur, GA 30033
Phone: (404) 382-7678
Fax: (770) 234-6803

Macon

Macon Location

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
3200 Riverside Parkway
Building C Suite 200
Macon, GA 31210
Phone: (478) 273-8120
Fax: (770) 679-8647

Ambulatory Surgery Center

Sandy Springs Location

Orthopedic Surgery Center
of Sandy Springs

5788 Roswell Road, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: (678) 273-3330
Fax: (770) 234-6735

MRI & Imaging Center

Sandy Springs Location

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians'
Imaging Center - MRI, X-Ray

5788 Roswell Road, Suite 101
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: (678) 273-3330
Fax: (770) 234-6735

MRI & Imaging South Atlanta

Sandy Springs Location

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians'
Imaging Center - MRI, X-Ray

6630 Exchange Place
Morrow, GA 30260
Phone: (678) 273-3479
Fax: (770) 790-0037

Savannah

Savannah Location

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
6600 Abercorn St, Suite 206
Savannah, GA 31405
Phone: (912) 335-3876
Fax: (800) 549-7496

Savannah

Savannah

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians
11702 Mercy Blvd
Savannah, GA 31419
Phone: (912) 335-3876
Fax: (800) 549-7496