Pain at the top of the buttocks. Pain higher up 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.
Myofascial pain or trigger points in the Gluteus medius and Piriformis muscles can cause pain in the buttock area. A trigger point is a tiny localized knot in the muscle.
Bruised buttocks or a contusion of the buttocks is bleeding in the muscles caused by a direct impact to the area. This can be from a fall or being hit in the area by a hard blunt object such as a hard ball.
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.