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how do you know if you have psoas minor

A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Stretching.NSAIDS: slow passive stretching and judicious use of Advil or Aleve (naproxen) if not allergic

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Prolonged sitting: Not for sure with only a little information, but with prolonged sitting, we can cause shortening of our psoas, leading to pulling in our back when we ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Please see below: Proximally, the psoas major muscle attaches to the 12th thoracic and to all of the lumbar vertebral bodies and the corresponding intervertebral discs ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Glassman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Psoas pain: Yes.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Infection elsewhere: Used to be TB was major factor. Now it is more from appendicitis, kidney infection, diverticulitis, spine infection.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: This muscle lets you kick your leg up at the hip. Everybody has one on each side. They're impressive on scans and someone may think they are a mass.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dunbar
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Loss of hip motion: Inability to get the hip totally straight. The psoas muscle, which helps to flex the hip forward, may become shorted or contracted, either from a neur ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: If it is inadequately drained or if ineffective antibiotics are used or if antibiotics are stopped too soon a psoas abscess can recur. These are freq ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Multiple: There are several criteria. But basically would boil down to having failed legitimate non operative care and that your case would benefit from the re ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Psoas is not invo-: -lved in breathing. It is a hip flexor & external rotation. See your PCP & find the reason for your abdominal weakness as well as your breathi ... Read More
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