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Psoas Muscle Abdominal Pain
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
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Type 1 and 2: All skeletal muscle has a mixture of type 1 (slow twitch) and type 2 (fast twitch) muscle fibers, including the psoas. ...Read more
I have just been told by my doctor that I have abnormal cells in a mass on my psoas muscle. What does this mean?
Hard to know?: Without more history, it will be difficult to answer you. I am assuming you have had a ct or MRI or other imaging study and perhaps a needle biopsy. If this is the case, you will have to discuss this frankly and openly with your pcp or with the consultant who ordered the test or performed the test. I would not delay in getting my questions answered. More testing may be needed. Best to you! ...Read more
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
one leg drills
and other type of exercises.
Look that link up. ...Read more
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
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
Can the fact that your psoas muscle is tight be the simple reason why you have an anterior pelvic tilt? Yes or no?
Muscle tightness: Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Can psoas muscle cause entire leg pain that starts at the top of the leg and goes down the leg/thigh and down to the foot?
Not usually: The iliopsoas muscle runs from inside your pelvis and crosses your hip joint and attaches to the femur. Its chief function is to flex the hip/leg. Pains related to psoas problems are usually restricted to the hip and upper leg and rarely go south of the knee. There is a possibility that this pain is related to a nerve problem and should have it evaluated. ...Read more
Can the steroid in a L5 s1 injection spread into the psoas muscle which attaches to the last 4 vertebrae causing it to shrink?
Let me explain: If you look at the anatomy of the psoas muscle you see the body is in front l5-s1 disc space which usually injected from the back area. I doubt very much that could happen. ...Read more
Have had movement &gi problems for 1 yr recent lumbar spine MRI came back with what looks like viscera being strangled btw psoas muscle & vertebrae?
See your doctor: The psoas is attached to the vertebrae (bones of the low back), so it is hard to imagine viscera (internal organs) getting trapped between this muscle and the spinal bones. Call or see your doctor for a better explanation of the lumbar spine mri. If the ordering doctor does not read mris, she or he may need to talk to the radiologist. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on what muscle pulled. If symptoms persis should check. In meantime, if not pregnat otc meds could help. ...Read more
I'm almost 3 months pregnant and been experienceing abdomen pain like muscle spasm is this normal?
Check with Obstetric: You need to be examined by an obstetrician. We cannot rule out contractions. Contact your obstetrician soon. ...Read more
How to tell if lower left abdomen pain is from descending colon or muscle? Dull pain, sharp when twisting body right. Had for 4 days slowly better.
Abdominal pain: Pain from muscle will completely relieve in certain positions, from colon it will remain. ...Read more
I am having lower left abdomen pain. It's a sharp pain like a pulled muscle. It hurts when I cough, walk, and twist (more when I twist to the left).
Abdominal pain: The sharp nature of your pain and the fact that is worse with movement does sound like a pulled muscle. If you're having persistent symptoms however I would recommend that you see your doctor for a complete history and physical examination. ...Read more
Lower left abdomen pain and shooting pain in both legs and arms muscles feel weak-burning. Colonoscopy clear vag sono clear what could be the issue?
25yo female with achy abdomen, gassy, constipated. No blood in stool, no vomiting. Stomach tender to touch and stomach muscles hurt. Serious?
Achy gassy stomach: May be gastroentritis, short lived, or may be food intolerance, gluten sensitivity, gallbladder, gastritis with or without h pylori or IBS. Can try probiotic and keep food diary and see what happens after eating milk or soy or gluten products the major culprits. F/U with gastroenterologist/ nutritionist and or allergist for food intolerances. ...Read more
On and off bad to severe stomach and high abdomen pain with head aches, fatigue, joint ache, muscle weakness, loose stools. Had it for 2 wks. Any idea?
Viral illness?: The best thing would be for you to be seen and examined and tested by a general practitioner, and uk has many, in an excellent health care system. This requires more than guessing over the internet. Please go and be professionally assessed and hope you are better soon. ...Read more
Depends: Without knowing more, it is difficult to say what the cause is, however it can be related to your gallbladder (gallstones) or stomach (ulcer disease). You should contact your pcp to gather more information and possibly run some tests like an ultrasound. ...Read more
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