Gluteal injury is injury to any of the muscles in the buttocks: the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus. Types of injuries include gluteal contusion (bruise), with bleeding in and around the muscle and muscle strains.
Signs and symptoms of gluteal injury depend on the severity of the injury. Symptoms and signs can include
- pain and stiffness after activity, especially in the morning after activity,
- bruising, or
Causes of a gluteal injury
Trauma such as a direct force blow or a fall is the usual cause of a gluteal injury. Overuse injury of the hip (for example, from running or repetitive squatting and lifting) can also cause inflammation of the gluteal muscles or of their tendons, causing similar symptoms as gluteal injury.
Other gluteal injury symptoms and signs
- Pain and Stiffness After Activity, Especially in the Morning After Activity
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