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What could I do for an old tailbone injury?

What could  I do for an old tailbone injury?

See below: This would depend on the type of injury. Was it a coccyx or sacral fracture or a spinal cord injury? Fractures may lead to osteoarthritis later on and this can be treated with nsaid's, depending on your medical history. Discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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How long would it take for tailbone injury to heal?

How long would it take for tailbone injury to heal?

Upto a year for the : Pain to improve and tenderness to resolve, in a majority of cases. In some it might even take longer. ...Read more

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I was wondering how i could have my tailbone injury and not sound like a wimp?

I was wondering how i could have my tailbone injury and not sound like a wimp?

These Hurt!: Coccyx injuries can be very painful and can last for months. Little can be done for these injuries other that waiting it out, treating symptomatically with donut pads or pillows or nsaids. Forward your friends this link as these can be excruciating! ...Read more

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How to care for a tailbone injury 6 week old injury, still very painful. How do I know if i broke it?

Xray or bone scan: Broken tailbone (coccyx) is usually diagnosed with a x-ray but may require a bone scan or MRI to conform it. A rectal exam confirms it clinically .Sitting down can be quite pain and can require you to sit on doughnut like cushion to take the weight off of it. Stool softeners are necessary so that bowel movements are softer and easier on the tailbone. ...Read more

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How long is a tailbone injury going to keep me out of playing football or soccer?

How long is a tailbone injury going to keep me out of playing football or soccer?

Depends: "tailbone" injuries can be very painful and for a very long time. Pain will probably dictate your return to your sports. Of course re-injury can occur but that is a risk you take. Work with your doctor, sports trainer and coach on when to return. You may need to see someone skilled in injuries in this area. Sometime it is necessary to remove a tail bone due to pain and to restore activity. ...Read more

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Can crutches be used for a coccyx (tailbone) injury if most of the pain is from walking and putting pressure on one leg?

Can crutches be used for a coccyx (tailbone) injury if most of the pain is from walking and putting pressure on one leg?

Can use not effectiv: Even with crutches u still sit ; walk.I rec. A donut pillow 2 sit on ; if crutches help fine but u will tire of them soon. ...Read more

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Can muscle activation therapy (mat) help treat a tailbone injury?

Can muscle activation therapy (mat) help treat a tailbone injury?

Neuromuscular stimul: Tens is helpful & beneficial in many musculoskeletal anomalies with few to no detrimental effects. ...Read more

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With a tailbone injury can you do strength training w weights ie squats,leg press, hip abducter and cardio - elliptical?

With a tailbone injury can you do strength training w weights ie squats,leg press, hip abducter and cardio - elliptical?

Varies: It varies somewhat based on the severity of the injury. If it is a fracture, you would be well suited to avoid exercises that put extra strain on that area such as seated military press, etc for 6-8 weeks. If it was more of a soft tissue injury, than basically you would just try to keep your activities to such a level that your pain is not aggravated, but could increase them as tolerated. ...Read more

Tailbone Injury (Definition)

A tailbone injury is usually caused by trauma or a fall. These are often self-limiting and improve on their own. Neurological signs like numbness and weakness or incontinence are always concerning and should be ...Read more


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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more