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 tensor fasciae latae muscle is located toward the front of the hip. The muscle contributes to hip pain and stiffness. It makes straightening the thigh at the hip difficult and painful.
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 medius is located in the hip and buttocks. It can contribute to pain in the low back, hip, buttock, and down the outside of the upper leg.
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.