Bike Accident

by Michael Cronshaw
(Poulton, Lancs, England.)

Fell off my bike in summer 2009 right onto my greater trochanter. I was traveling at speed and hip took full force because my shoes were clipped in. I have all of the symptoms described in your article.


Saw a surgeon recently who suggested the iliopsoas may be the problem. It certainly seems possible as the muscle(s) runs right through the area of anatomy directly impacted by the fall.

I have seen several physiotherapists, 2 chiropractors and 1 osteopath and none of them considered this possibility. After spending a lot of money I still have the problem.

I think I need to see someone who is familiar with this problem and able to treat it. I am based in Lancashier, Northern England. Can anyone recommend a Phyiso Therapist?

I can be reached alternatively at mike.cronshaw@w-and-h.com

Thank You

Mike C

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Jan 27, 2012
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Bike Accident & Possible Iliopsoas Syndrome
by: Stephen of Lower Back Pain Answers

I'm glad you found the Iliopsoas Syndrome article helpful. It is possible you're suffering from this. In addition I might also suggest that the attachments of the gluteus medius and gluteus minimus muscles may also be inflamed and/or in spasm.

I wish I had a massive referral list for competent manual therapists, but I'm afraid I don't. I would recommend seeking out the most experienced massage therapists you can find in your area.

Have them treat all the gluteal muscles in detail as well. I realize it's not easy to find someone who knows how to treat the iliopsoas... I hope to include a training video demonstrating how to do this within the year.

In the meantime, you might attempt some of the stretches I have listed on the site. For example, stretches for the hip flexors (iliopsoas) and gluteals are listed in this series...

Lower Back and Hips Stretching

Wishing you the best in your search for relief,

Stephen @ LBPA


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Suggestion for Treatment
by: Anonymous

Definitely get the elbow treatment deep into your glutes. My right glutes don't seem to be causing any issue till the treatment goes deep and it is very painful but it really releases that fatigue and trapped nerve feeling and stops the lower back and iliacus/psoas area from ceasing up.

The treatment gives relief for 3 days then it appears to come back. I have had 3 treatments so far and I get more and more days of relief each time. Eventually my body will accept the change. I also find that if the frontal part of the iliacus/psoas muscles does not get pressure-point treatment it also links into the glutes.

On my left side I don't feel anything with the treatment so I know that it is hitting the spot.
My chiropractor suggests using a tennis ball to sit on. It hurts like crazy but it is like a PNF or acupuncture it releases after a few seconds and the muscle loses the spasm. It's working really well for me.

I feel you need a chiropractor as your muscles keep pulling your spine out of line due to the spasm. Print off the suggested treatment and take it with you. I drew a diagram to show where I was feeling the most fatigue and pain and this really helped. I also had a spinal X-ray to eliminate any bone spurs and fusing.

Having additional treatments with a sports therapist will give the muscles all over the relaxation and reduction in scar tissue.

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great comments
by: Kimberly G. Couch

thanks for sharing the great article.



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