Glutes Hip Muscles

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The muscles in your hip are called glutes. There are two types, the lesser and the greater, that are located in the outer thigh. The lesser one arises from the outer surface of your pelvis, attaching to the greater trochanter, the bony knob at the outer edge of your thigh. The lesser and greater gluteus are covered by the larger gluteus medius. The greater trochanter is located on the outside of your pelvis, and the two muscles pull the sides of your pelvis and outside of your thigh toward each other.

Glutes medius

If you experience pain in the buttock or hip on one side, it is likely a tear in the Glutes medius muscles. If your pain is worse on the side you are most comfortable lying on, it is time to see a health care professional. Glutes muscles often tear with use, so getting an expert opinion is critical. You should seek care for pain immediately after exercising, running, dancing, or walking a dog. Fortunately, gluteus medius injuries are not serious, and treatment is relatively easy to get.

Adductor longus

Surgical repair of ruptured adductor longus muscles is often unsuccessful, as the muscle retracts after surgery. Patients may have to struggle with retraction and mild symptoms for over six months after surgery. Premature return to sports or other activity should be avoided until the pain has resolved. There are a number of conservative methods available to treat adductor strains. Listed below are some of these methods.

Adductor magnus

The adductor magnus is a powerful thigh muscle that occupies much of the medial thigh. Its anatomical arrangement makes it a prime mover of the femur in adduction, which is a fundamental part of hip extension. This muscle has two distinct parts, the anterior and posterior, and originates from the ischium, pubis, and ischial tuberosity. In addition to its function as a hip extensor, it is a pelvic stabilizer. As a result, it can become overactive and cause a host of musculoskeletal problems.


The iliopsoas muscle complex is made up of several large compound muscles in the hip. The iliacus, psoas major, and obturator internus are all large, compound muscles in the hip. In addition to these muscles, the hip complex also includes the inferior gemellus and superior gemellus. The iliacus portion of the hip is found mainly in the iliac fossa.

Ligamentum teres

The clinical presentation of an injured ligamentum teres muscle includes pain in the hip, altered range of motion, and pain associated with hip log rolling. This condition may also involve loss of stability of the hip joint. During a physical exam, Dr. Chandrasekaran will look for specific signs and symptoms that may indicate the injury to the ligamentum teres muscles. Arthroscopic surgery may be necessary for ligamentum teres lesions.

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