Is the Psoas Muscle Causing My Husband to Bend Forward?
by Laura Cook
My husband is 67 and has had every test imaginable (11 different Doctors and Chiropractors) and nothing has manifested. He walks bent over sometimes almost at a 45 degree angle. A friend suggested it might be the psoas muscle.
No Doctor mentioned this to him at all. After doing some research we think she might be correct. If he sits in a chair he can reach up with his arms with no problem and has no pain in the stomach. When he stands he has great difficulty reaching up with his arms. When he walks his stomach tightens up like it would do if someone were to punch him in the stomach.
It is the pain in the stomach that causes him to bend forward. He at times has a hard time lifting his legs just to walk. He had 2 hip replacements 17 years ago and then 5 years ago had then both revised. This bending over started 7 years ago at a time when he was doing a lot of biking. And it has only gotten progressively worse.
Does this sound like it could be the psoas muscle? Is it possible to stretch it to where he does not need to bend forward when walking? Any help would be appreciated.