If you have been following our blog over the last few weeks we covered Upper Cross. Just like our upper body gets into this dysfunctional pattern, so does our lower body! Similar to Upper Cross we get this dysfunctional “Cross” pattern in our lower body also, the difference being that in this case the body has a weak abdominal and gluteus maximus muscle with a conversely tight psoas and erctor muscles. As is the case with most things when there is imbalance in the body or a lack of homeostasis issues begin to arise. Most commonly this will present with lower back pain however below is a short list of some of the other symptoms that it can present as.
- Low Back Pain
- Hip pain
- Knee / Ankle Pain
- Pain while running or being active
- Feeling of tightness in the legs
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms lower cross may be part of what is causing them. Typically this is something that develops over time as with most problems in our musckuloskeletal system. Sitting for prolonged periods of time is amongst the chief reasons why this develops. When we sit we put our psoas in a flexed position which over time causes our psoas to become shortened. On the opposite side we sit on our glut.’s which cause them to become weak. Much like with other conditions this can be corrected with proper stabilizing activities, however if left alone can cause some issues. If you ever want to learn more about a condition or have any questions please contact us at 999-7805.