The gluteus maximus is the most important muscle in the extension and outward rotation of the hip joint. These muscles stabilize the hip joint and relieve the pressure of the femur, strengthening the structure of the leg... More »

A few ways to massage the gluteus maximus muscle include using the forearm for broad strokes, the elbow for depth and the hands to knead the muscles in the buttocks and hips, according to Linda Fehrs, LMT, of the Institu... More »

When someone pulls or strains her gluteus maximus muscle, she tears or overstretches the muscle. This typically occurs during activities that include dancing, extreme jumping and running up hills. Weightlifting exercises... More »

The two most important muscles that produce abduction at the hip joint are the gluteus medius and the gluteus minimus. Another abductor of the hip joint is the tensor fascia lata. More »

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According to Dictionary.com, "glutes" is a slang abbreviation that refers collectively to the gluteal muscles, especially the gluteus maximus. These muscles make up the buttocks. This abbreviation is most commonly used i... More »

When someone pulls or strains her gluteus maximus muscle, she tears or overstretches the muscle. This typically occurs during activities that include dancing, extreme jumping and running up hills. Weightlifting exercises... More »

The small muscles in the hip that are commonly used for injections are the ventrogluteal or gluteus medius muscles, according to Scott & White Healthcare. These muscles are common sites for injections and can be used saf... More »

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