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Old 05-03-2009, 05:46 PM   #1
Andrew Ohrt
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A Sore Psoas

Hey Everyone,

After a few weeks of having some back pain, I had a few really bad bouts of it last Wednesday coupled with some abdominal discomfort. I went to a PT and she was able to get my left psoas to relax. Totally different feeling. Now I have a little soreness in my left psoas and occasionally in the my lower back where I was sore before. This was expected as the muscle heals.

I am having trouble extending my left leg all the way because I am sore. This was expected, but I have been out of CF for about two weeks now and I am itching to get back to it in any way possible. Any exercises that include a hip extension aren't a good idea.

Any suggestions on what I can do while I rehab the muscle and get back to a normal extension?

Thanks!
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Old 05-03-2009, 07:10 PM   #2
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Re: A Sore Psoas

Keep stretching it out.. and massaging it yourself if you can.

Do upper body work? Work on other weaknesses? Shrug... its up to you. Be creative.
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:30 AM   #3
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Re: A Sore Psoas

Injuries are tough, but most of us will be sidelined by them. I am out with a disc in my back right now, hoping it heals well. Injuries are a great time to work on your weaknesses like Steven said. I am working on grip strength, bench press, core (planks etc), stuff that doesn't make me forward flex my back. It feels terrible not being able to go all out, but you can get stronger during your injury. Backs take a while.

Also a great time to put other priorities up high. Family, a book, a hobby, etc.

Good luck getting back in. Take it slow. I thought mine was a muscular back injury as well until I pushed it one day and woke up with my right top of my foot numb.
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