The gluteus medius muscle is a primary stabilizer of the hip and when weak has been found to correlate with low back pain, hip pain, and knee pain. If you had to lose one muscle this would not be a good one to give up. I frequently find that the gluteus medius muscle is weak …
One of the most important muscles to release: psoas major and minor. It attached to your femur, lumbar vertebrae and your diaphragm. It gets tight: sitting regularly, sleeping in fetal position, forward moving exercise. #hip flexor #psoas
Forward Tipped Pelvis Muscle Imbalance. By far the most common postural dysfunction we see, a forward tipped pelvis is extremely common among office workers, truck drivers and others who spend a large portion of each day sitting. A forward tipped pelvis is also the most common cause of lower back muscle pain. Tight muscles: Lumbar Hip flexors Quadriceps Weak muscles: Abdominal Gluteal Hamstrings
This shows how a tight psoas effects the upper body by pulling the shoulders, head and neck forward. Look at the whole body with a soft focus and even though the symptoms are screaming there is usually something more going on in other parts of the body contributing to your pain.