If you are suffering from a painful hip muscle, then you may want to learn more about the different techniques linked with self-care for psoas. Read along and discover interesting facts about this condition and what you can do about it.

Facts about Psoas

Psoas is referred to as a deep hip muscle, with reaches vertically downwards and crosses the front portion of the pelvis. Primarily, this muscle works by enabling you to flex the hip and compress the spine. It is also important in flexing the trunk or one side of your trunk with a unilateral or bilateral contraction.

Self-Care Techniques for Psoas

If you are suffering from pain in the psoas muscle, then it helps to consult a chiropractor who can assist you in managing and resolving this issue. Initially, the chiropractor will advise you to perform series of stretches, which may be done at least thrice in a day. Certain stretching exercises help in this condition, and you only need to perform these correctly to alleviate the pain.

You will have to start by bringing one leg up while allowing the other leg to remain on the floor. Then, push your hips down and forward, yet make sure that the upper body remains upright. As you thrust your hip forward, you will experience a tightening and pull on the front part of the hip on the side where your knee rests on the floor.

Maintain this position for at least 15 seconds and inhale deeply for up to three times. As you breathe out, you may be able to stretch out some more. Aside from this technique, be sure to visit your chiropractor for regular sessions that will help improve your condition naturally. It also helps to follow the right diet advised by your chiropractor to promote total recovery.

Dr. Katie Mercer

Dr. Katie Mercer

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