The H16 inferior gluteal ARP is located right in the center of the gluteal region (Fig. 8-23). The inferior gluteal nerve arises from the posterior divisions of
Important Nerves That Have Peripheral Branches in the Leg
Femoral nerve (L2-L4) Saphenous nerve Obturator nerve (L2-L4) Sciatic nerve (L4-S2) Tibial nerve (S1-S2)
Superficial fibular (peroneal) nerve (L5-S1) Deep fibular (peroneal) nerve (L5-S1)
Leg flexion at the hip Leg extension at the knee Adduction of the thigh Leg flexion at the knee Foot plantar flexion and inversion, toe flexion Foot eversion
Foot dorsiflexion, toe extension the ventral rami of L5, S1, and S2. It leaves the pelvis through the inferior part of the greater sciatic foramen and under the piriformis muscle, accompanied by the gluteal artery. The nerve enters the gluteus maximus muscle deeply from underneath.
In many patients with chronic lower back pain and lower limb pain, more sensitive points can be found around the H16 inferior gluteal ARP on the gluteus medius and minimus muscles. These sensitive points should be treated along with the H16 inferior gluteal ARP.
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