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Stretching for Pain Relief - The Psoas Muscles

Posted by Judith Winer on

Stretching the Psoas Muscles The psoas major and iliacus are considered part of the posterior abdominal wall because of their position and cushioning role for the abdominal viscera. However, based on their action of flexing the hip joint, it would also be relevant to place them with the hip muscles. Note that some upper fibers of the psoas major may insert by a long tendon into the iliopubic eminence to form the psoas minor, which has little function and is absent in about 40% of people. Trigger points in these muscles may often be associated with low back pain, groin pain,...

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Stretching for Pain Relief - Common Elbow Injuries

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    TECHNIQUE Hold onto your fingers and turn your palms outwards. Straighten your arm and then pull your fingers back using your other hand. MUSCLES BEING STRETCHED Primary muscles: Brachialis. Brachioradialis. Pronator teres. Flexor carpi radialis. Flexor carpi ulnaris. Palmaris longus.Secondary muscles: Flexor digitorum superficialis. Flexor digitorum profundus. Flexor pollicis longus.INJURY WHERE STRETCH MAY BE USEFUL Tennis elbow. Golfer’s elbow. Thrower’s elbow. Wrist sprain. Wrist dislocation. Wrist tendonitis. Carpal tunnel syndrome. Ulnar tunnel syndrome. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR PERFORMING THIS STRETCH CORRECTLY The forearms, wrists, and fingers comprise a multitude of small muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Do not overstretch this...

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