The psoas muscles are a part of the iliopsoas muscle group. This important set of muscles works together with the other muscles of the hip to flex and extend the hip joints and thighs. The psoas muscles also work in conjunction with the spinal muscles to support the lumbar spine. If the psoas is not healthy or strong enough, you will start noticing other problems surge throughout your body.
For many athletes, especially runners, the psoas muscles are constantly being overworked with repetitive activity and movements that eventually can lead to stress and tension of the muscles. As a result, the psoas muscles can become tightened and limit the range of movement in the hip sockets also adding strain on the lumbar spine and knees.
The psoas muscles function together with the iliopsoas muscle group and other muscles of the hip and spine in order to allow the hip joints and thighs to flex and extend as well as supporting the lumbar spine. For more information on the subject matter, please feel free to ask Dr. Jimenez or contact us at (915) 850-0900.