Where Is the Gluteus maximus?
What are the Symptoms of a Gluteus maximus Tear or strain?
Pain will occur in the buttocks when engaging the muscle in the action of lifting the leg outward and behind you.
When lifting the leg forward the Gluteus muscles are stretched. If a tear or strain is present the buttocks will feel pain.
What is The Function of the Gluteus maximus?
Extends the thigh
Externally rotates the leg
Origin and Insertion of Gluteus maximus
Posterior gluteal line
Posterior surface of sacrum and coccyx
Upper fibers: iliotibial tract
Lower fibers: gluteal tuberosity of the femur
The gluteus maximus is the largest muscle in the human body.