The glutes are muscles that connect the lower back to the legs. Tightness in this area can cause pain and difficulty moving, but certain stretches can help.
The glutes consist of three muscles: the gluteus minimus, gluteus medius, and the gluteus maximus. These support lower body movement.
Keep reading to learn how these muscles can tighten and how to relieve and prevent the issue.
The glutes are muscles in the buttocks. They stretch between the lower back and the thighs and help with movements such as walking, climbing stairs, and squatting.
If the glutes become tight or injured, it can lead to pain in several areas of the body.