A strained gluteal muscle is a partial or complete tear of the small fibers of the gluteal muscles. The gluteal muscles are a group of three muscles in the buttocks.
Gluteal strain is not a common sports injury. Treatment depends on the severity of the strain.
Posterior Hip and Thigh Muscles
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Last reviewedApril 2013by Kari Kassir, MD; Brian Randall, MD
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