Pain towards the inside of the buttocks or near the spine. Sacroiliac joint pain.
Piriformis syndrome causes pain in the buttock which may radiate down the leg. It is due to the sciatic nerve being impinged by a tight piriformis muscle deep in the buttocks.
The Sacroiliac joint is located at the bottom and just to the side of the back. They can become inflamed and painful. We explain the condition including symptoms and treatment.
Pain in the buttocks is often gradual onset and can include piriformis syndrome, myofascial pain or pain referred from the lower back or sacroiliac joint. Direct impact can cause a contusion or bruising.