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Doctor insights on: How Do You Know If You Have Psoas Minor

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I have been experiencing moderat to high pains in the psoas major on both sides of mi back for a few years. What could cause this?

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 stand. This can be seen in people anywhere from being confined to a wheelchair to new office jobs to students cramming for tests. Try stretching by extending your legs at your hips. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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What's the psoas muscle?

What's the psoas muscle?

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 and the transverse processes of the lumbar vertebrae. The iliacus attaches proximally to iliac fossa, the sacrum and the anterior sacroiliac ligaments. Distally, the two tendons merge forming the iliopsoas tendon to attach onto the lesser trochanter. ...Read more

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What could cause psoas abscess?

What could cause psoas abscess?

Infection elsewhere: Used to be TB was major factor. Now it is more from appendicitis, kidney infection, diverticulitis, spine infection. ...Read more

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Is psoas muscle cancer?

Is psoas muscle cancer?

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. ...Read more

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What is psoas muscle contracture?

What is psoas muscle contracture?

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 neurological condition or if someone has been sitting with the hip flexed (as with someone who spends a bunch of time in a wheelchair).
Therapy to stretch the hip can help but sometimes surgery to release or lengthen the tendon is required. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a psoas abscess to return?

Is it possible for a psoas abscess to return?

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 frequently associated with discitis and vertebral osteomyelitis which if not adequately treated can lead to recurrence of the psoas abscess. ...Read more

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What are the criteria for a 17 yr F to be an eligible candidate for partial psoas release on one side arthroscopically?

What are the criteria for a 17 yr F to be an eligible candidate for partial psoas release on one side arthroscopically?

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 release. Therapy is the most common nonoperative treatment. The surgery is typically done for a tight psoas often producing a "snapping hip syndrome". ...Read more

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Can extremely shorten psoas cause you to lose strength in your abdominals causing you not to be able to breathe correctly thank you?

Can extremely shorten psoas cause you to lose strength in your abdominals causing you not to be able to breathe correctly thank you?

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 breathing trouble. I would assume the abdominals need exercise. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of psoas muscle problems?

What are the symptoms of psoas muscle problems?

Back pain: Psoas muscle can compress your l5-s1 disk with 500 newtons of pressure when it's in a spasm. Psoas will pull femur against the ilium and ilium against the sacrum to cause sacroiliac joint dysfunction and facet (spinal joint) related pain in the spine. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of having problem with psoas muscle?

What are symptoms of having problem with psoas muscle?

Patients will report: Pain and difficulty when attempting to stand erect after extended periods of hip flexion after driving or readin seated at a desk or computer sleeping in a hip flexed or side lying fetal position
the iliopsaos is the primary flexor of the thigh
so pain is often experienced from the iliopsoas when the patient contracts the muscle to perform hip flexion or a sit up movements. ...Read more

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What type of exercise will strenghten the psoas muscle?

What type of exercise will strenghten the psoas muscle?

Many exercises: Psoas crunch
one leg drills
psoas stretch
and other type of exercises.
Look that link up. ...Read more

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I get a prickly / tingling sensation in my lower back while I'm doing a lying down psoas stretch. Any ideas why this might be?

Nerve reaction: It is possible that you are impinging parts of the nervous system with this maneuver. Tingling sensations (paresthesiae) certainly suggest a nerve type reaction and you should try modifying your stretching technique. ...Read more

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I seem to have anterior pelvic tilt. I then did psoas stretches, and the back pains from it seem to have gone away. Could I be on the right path?

I seem to have anterior pelvic tilt. I then did psoas stretches, and the back pains from it seem to have gone away. Could I be on the right path?

Good for you!: Gentle stretching has been shown in studies to be surprisingly effective for back pain. Having the pain go away is a good sign and congratulations for sticking with your plan. ...Read more

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Can a psoas bursitis MRI be mistaken for a psoas abscess?

Can a psoas bursitis MRI be mistaken for a psoas abscess?

Yes: This can happen
- additional imaging techniques can be used -
this includes adding infusion or dye studies.
Also needle guided asoiration can be used to supplement diagnostic testing. ...Read more

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My 22 yr old is recovering from an infected abscess psoas how long will it take for her to be pain free?

My 22 yr old is recovering from an infected abscess psoas how long will it take for her to be pain free?

Psoas abscess: This depends upon the organism causing the abscess, the location of the primary infection leading to the abscess and other factors. Often this begins from a spinal or paraspinous infection and these can be very painful. Talk to her doctors. ...Read more

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What is the name of the smooth muscular structure that courses obliquely and medially superficial to the psoas muscles?

Sartorius: The sartorius runs superficial to the psoas in the direction you are describing, so that is the most likely possibility. There are other structures in that area as we. ...Read more

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Can back pain be related to the psoas muscle?

Yes: Back pain from psoas muscle spasm is a frequently under diagnosed cause. It can be treated by physical therapy, massage or possibly injection of the muscle itself. ...Read more

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Is psoas abscess completely curable? If yes, what is the time period?

Depends: Psoas abscesses seldom occur as primary lesions. They are a result of some other underlying infectious process. Time to cure is dependent on eradication of the primary problem, the nature of the organism involved and the type of therapy given. It is curable, but suggest strongly that you be seen by an infectious diseases consultant. ...Read more

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Can extreme tight shortend psoas muscle cause you to lose rotation in your waist?

Can extreme tight shortend psoas muscle cause you to lose rotation in your waist?

Yes: The psoas muscle is a "hip flexor", meaning it helps you lift your knee up toward your chest. But because of its location along your spine and connecting to your pelvis, it can cause issues with back mobility when tight or in spasm. ...Read more

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I did an MRI and the result is I have psoas schwannoma. Can you please tell me which doctor should I see? Thank you :)

I did an MRI and the result is I have psoas schwannoma. Can you please tell me which doctor should I see? Thank you :)

See neurosurgeon: But don't necessarily invite them to do anything....unless your symptoms are so intensely painful or causing such debilitating weakness that you have no choice. Schwannomas can be a hassle and even scary depending on where you find them but if they are isolated or small they may be able to be left alone. Talk to your PMD first and see what they say. I would tread conservatively based on your info ...Read more

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Could u tell me about my surgical options, risks and rate of recovery of psoas tendon release for snapping hip. Its been 1.5 yrs. I'm 17 yrs old.

Could u tell me about my surgical options, risks and rate of recovery of psoas tendon release for snapping hip. Its been 1.5 yrs. I'm 17 yrs old.

I do not know: Perhaps a surgeon can weigh in here as well. If you have a psoas problem I would suggest seeing a chiropractor and a neuromuscular massage therapist. You may be able to get release/relief non surgically. ...Read more

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How does Ankylosing Spondylitis affect the psoas muscle?

How does Ankylosing Spondylitis affect the psoas muscle?

Pain: You may be getting referred pain or the twisting of the spine may be putting stress on your psoas ...Read more

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I feel like there's something that rub on my hip bone. My physio said that my psoas is the cause of it. Running is now painful.?

Snapping hip?: If this pain or 'catching ' continues see an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine. Your symptoms suggest " snapping hip" syndrome and could be your iliopsoas tendon 'catching ' over your pubic ramus (hip)bone. (internal). External snapping hip is on the 'outside ' of your hip and is usually the 'fascia lata''popping' over your 'bump' on side if hip (greater trochanter).GL! ...Read more

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Should I freak out if after PET scan saw metabolic activity in my psoas muscle & want to biopsy the muscle? R there problems in biopsying this muscle?

Should I freak out if after PET scan saw metabolic activity in my psoas muscle & want to biopsy the muscle? R there problems in biopsying this muscle?

Testing: Undergoing tests and waiting for results can be anxiety provoking. If there is an indication to do a PET scan and result shows a positive finding then you must get biopsy and follow recommendations by your physician. Biopsies are generally tolerated well although there can be some risk of infection, bleeding. Good luck! ...Read more