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Old 09-22-2010, 02:32 AM   #1
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Problem with Left Obliques?

Hi, whist trying to massage the left Psoas (working on some low back pain issues) I realize I am not working on the psoas at all.

Just to the left of the rectus abdominus is a very painful, tight and quite large muscle that definitely contracts when i start to do a crunch but that swims in and out of place when i move my hands across it laterally.

On the right side, I can feel the same muscle I think, but it does NOT swim in and out of place. (and is not nearly so painful).

Does anyone have any idea at all as to what might be going on here?

Many thanks!
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Old 09-22-2010, 01:50 PM   #2
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Re: Problem with Left Obliques?

Could be external oblique... internal oblique or maybe even TVA if deeper.

Do you have any other unilateral probelms like at SI joint or is it just hips/abs? That seems like it could be a whole lumbopelvic mess if this type of stuff is happening.

Might want to get it checked out by a chiro/pt who can evaluate those types of things
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Re: Problem with Left Obliques?

Yeh I saw my doctor last night and he thinks it's the psoas, but as it does not contract when I lift my leg, I can't see how he can be right..

I've spent thousands of 's on physio over last 10yrs for low back pain but not had any success. I can't say I'm filled with joy at the prospect of seeing yet another

Right now I'm trying to gently massage the psoas/whatever a few times a day to see if I can push it toward relaxing a bit, but I guess I'll have to find some kind of specialist at some point eh?

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Re: Problem with Left Obliques?

If you can try to find one that works with sports teams, especially professional level ones. they tend to be a lot better tthan your regular oen
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