Where is the pectineus muscle located?

Where is the pectineus muscle located?

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Introduction. The pectineus muscle is a hip adductor, one of a group of five large muscles on the medial thigh. The other hip adductors include the adductor longus, adductor brevis, adductor magnus, and gracilis muscles.

What is the pectineus muscle part of?

The pectineus muscle (/pɛkˈtɪniəs/, from the Latin word pecten, meaning comb) is a flat, quadrangular muscle, situated at the anterior (front) part of the upper and medial (inner) aspect of the thigh. The pectineus muscle is the most anterior adductor of the hip.

What is the main function of the pectineus muscle?

The pectineus muscle functions to flex and adduct the thigh at the hip joint when it contracts. There are various stretches that can aid in stretching the pectineus muscle and these include the lateral lunge, adductor stretch, and hurdle stretch.

What causes pectineus pain?

The pectineus muscle can become injured by overstretching one or both legs too far out to the side or front of the body. Pectineus injuries can also be caused by rapid movements and the following: Kicking or sprinting. Changing directions too quickly while running.

Can you feel the pectineus muscle?

As with the adductor muscle group, the pain is also sometimes felt in the joint itself. Pecten of pubis, between iliopubic (iliopectineal) eminence and pubic tubercle. Pectineal line, from lesser trochanter to linea aspera of femur. Adducts hip joint….Trigger Point Therapy – Treating Pectineus.

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Is pectineus a groin muscle?

Simply put- it goes from your pubic bone to your upper femur bone. The pectineus is one of your many groin/ adductor muscles (adductor brevis, adductor longus, adductor magnus, gracilis). The difference between this muscle and other groin muscles is its proximity and interconnectedness to the psoas and illiacus.

How do you fix pectineus pain?

NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen, help lessen the pain and inflammation associated with this type of injury. Other treatments include rest, icing of the affected area, and proper stretching and massage of the pectineus.

What is dry needling pectineus?

Dry needling focuses on the specific muscles that are causing pain for a patient. Your physiotherapist will identify and locate the specific trigger points, or knots, in the muscle, which are the source of the pain. The physio will then insert the thin filament needles into these trigger points within the muscle.

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