The psoas muscle is a large, powerful muscle located in the lower back and hip region. It attaches to the lower spine and pelvis and is responsible for moving the leg up and down.
The psoas muscle is also a key player in maintaining balance and stability when standing or walking. When the psoas muscle is tight, it can pull on the lower spine and pelvis, causing pain and discomfort.
The psoas muscle can become tight and uncomfortable when it is overused or strained and can cause pain in the lower back, hips, and legs.
Stretching, yoga, and massage are effective ways to relieve tightness in the psoas muscle.