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WEAK GLUTES CAN CAUSE LOWER EXTREMITY PROBLEMS STATES PODIATRIST

 

 

 

 

In the pecking order of what we care about body-wise, we tend to put show-off muscles—chest, arms, abs—at the top of the list. For whatever reason, the gluteus maximus (GM)  gets minimus attention. Maybe it’s because it’s “out of sight, out of mind.” Maybe it’s because we don’t know much about why it’s really one of our body’s most important muscles. All that aside, the truth is that the GM and its brother muscles serve as foundational structures in our anatomy—ones that can prevent injuries, and ones that can make us stronger, faster, and healthier.
 
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Dr. Stephen Pribut
 
 
“Weak glutes contribute to many problems in areas besides the pelvic area—from ITB syndrome to patellofemoral syndrome to back pain and a host of other problems. Developing both strength and also flexibility at the back and hip region is critical for lower limb health and function,” says Stephen Pribut, DPM, a sports-medicine podiatrist.
 
Source: Ted Spiker, Esquire [9/20/17]
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.  
 
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