Yes, the Iliopsoas refers to the three muscles - the psoas major, psoas minor and the iliacus. These three muscles are crucial for standing, walking and running. When I have the Botox injections done, they are done under fluoroscope guidance - basically x-raying the spot to make sure the needle goes into the proper muscle. Ice does help a bit afterward but because the injections are so deep into the muscle, it causes the rest of my muscles to flare up in protest. I can actually feel the sensation of pain going into my thigh during the injections - it's kinda creepy actually
Stretches are good and I have some that I do, but because of the issues with my hip (the head of the femur doesn't fit into the hip socket properly, so I have bone grinding on bone, plus tears in the tissue), some of the stretches are impossible to do.
I do get relief with the Botox, but not as long lasting as we hope - it's usually just a few weeks at most, instead of months. I'm hoping this time will last longer...but we'll see.
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pelvic Pain, FAI, Reynauds, IBS, Interstitial Cystitis, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (Surgical Menopause and drug related), plus physically unable to vomit due to Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins...a joy for blood work or IV's)
Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT
Medications: Oxycontin, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Flexeril, Clonidine plus Vitamin D and Multi-Vitamin daily