Gluteus Medius weakness and Low back Pain

gluteus mediustrendelenburgWeakness of the above muscles is a common cause of back pain. The gluteus maximus, medius and minimus muscles comprise the muscle group known as the gluts. Weakness causes tension strain and pain in the surrounding muscles, soft tissues and joints.
The main function of the Gluts is to stabilise the hip and pelvis during walking. If the gluteus medius muscle is not working properly it causes a trendelenburg gait. You can test if this muscle is weak by standing on one leg, If weak your hip will drop as in the above picture.

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