The quadratus lumborum muscle is known for sharp pain in the lower back and aching hip pain. Contributes to pain in the buttocks, groin and abdominal areas.
The iliopsoas muscles can contribute to lower back, abdomen, groin, upper leg, and pelvic pain. Standing from a sitting position is painful and an indication of iliopsoas dysfunction.
The soleus muscle can cause and contribute to pain in the heel, ankle, and back of the knee. It can also cause pain in the low back on the same side of the affected leg. Dysfunction of the soleus muscle can also contribute to swelling in the foot and ankle. Occasionally a trigger point at the bottom and outside of the muscle can contribute to pain in the jaw and side of the head.
The adductor magnus muscle can cause groin, pelvic, and thigh pain. The pain ranges from dull annoying aches to sharp, stabbing pain.
The piriformis muscle contributes to pain in the low back, buttocks, hip, and hip joint, pelvic area, and pain down the back of the thigh.
The gluteus maximus is the large muscle of the buttock. It contributes to low back, hip joint, and tailbone area. The muscles can also cause a burning and tingling sensation.
The gluteus minimus muscle can contribute to pain in the buttocks, hip, thigh, calf and ankle. Glute minimus dysfunction makes it difficult to cross legs.
The longissimus thoracis muscle contributes to deep aching pain in the lower back, hip and buttocks. Rising from a sitting to a standing position can cause an extreme feeling of stiffness and a deep aching pain.