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Trigger Point Blog — Gluteus Minimus

Trigger Points and Sciatic Type Pain - Gluteus Minimus

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  Gluteus Minimus Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Video Notes In the video above, NAT Presenter Dr. Jonathan Kuttner shows how to locate trigger points in the Gluteus Minimus, and explains the connection with "sciatica". Whilst the Gluteus Minimus is a small muscle, it's active trigger points can cause extremely painful symptoms.  Trigger points in this muscle are a common cause of "sciatic" type pain. So much so that Dr. Janet Travell referred to the gluteus minimus as the "Psuedo Sciatica" muscle.  Medical Doctors will often be unaware of trigger points and will typically refer patients for MRI scans....

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Trigger Point Therapy - Gluteus Minimus

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    Treating Gluteus Minimus - Stuart Hinds   [Greek gloutos, buttock; Latin minimus, smallest] The gluteus minimus is situated anteroinferior and deep to the gluteus medius, whose fibers obscure it. Origin Outer surface of ilium between anterior and inferior gluteal lines. Insertion Anterior border of greater trochanter. Action Abducts, medially rotates, and may assist in flexion of hip joint. Antagonists: lateral rotator group. Nerve Superior gluteal nerve, L4, 5, S1. Basic Functional Movement Example: stepping sideways over an object, such as a low fence.   Gluteus Minimus - Common Trigger Point Sites and Referred Pain Patterns   Referred Pain...

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