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Very interesting Heyo, sounds like a very similar problem. Since being diagnosed celiac and going gluten free I have had a reduction in my symptoms. Still have a flare up every now and then. For me it seems to be certain movement patterns that contribute to the issue and tighten my hip flexors. We just had our first snowfall in UT and I went ski touring, I had a flare up and my psoas got super tight. I haven’t been hitting the gym but I think with the reduced muscle tone I’ve felt after going gluten free I’ll be able to workout and fox some of the muscle imbalances I’m always fighting. In the past everything would tighten up and cause a whole host of issues.