Gluteus Maximus Strain
This injury is common in runners or sports involving running. You might feel like this pain is a high hamstring strain. Gluteus Maximus covers the attachment of the hamstring on the sit bone, when it spasms you might think it’s your hamstring.
- The pain will involve pain in the lower buttock and can radiate into the iliotibial band.
- Can be triggered by:
- Activities going – uphill,
- Going up and down stairs,
- Jumping, squatting, and lunging.
- Pain after exercise or sitting for a long period of time.
- Weak gluts or hamstring.
- Poor posture.
- Weak core strength.
- Muscles group imbalance – weak gluts with overactive and shortened quad.
- Pelvis imbalance – hip hike or anterior tilt.
When treating your strain, your treatment involves:
- Analyzing your posture.
- Discussing potential lifestyle dynamics impacting the hip area.
- Muscle testing the muscles comprising the hip for weakness and pain.
- Targeting effected muscles, releasing motor points, trigger points and relaxing the fascia.
- Providing exercises to continue treatment success between acupuncture treatments.
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