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what should i do to prevent tailbone pain from my wheelchair

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Billy
27 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Pressure relief: Recommend relieving pressure to the sacral area. This can be done in a wheelchair with a tilt in space feature. Manually lifting off the tailbone wh ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Suffering ?: Wheelchairs are not the treatment for coccyx pain. If you are in a wheelchair for another reason, you need to ask for a specialist in seating. There ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Arthi Khazanchi
24 years experience Pediatrics
Pain: Does he have constipation? Does he ever blood in his stool or blood on the toilet paper? He should see a doctor, from what you are saying, an anal fi ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Tail bone pain: Avoid any further trauma by sitting on a hardsurface.Use an inflatable ring when sitting on hardsurfaces.Taking warm seatbaths will help with pelvic o ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Assuming X-ray : Negative for a fracture, avoid sitting especially on unpadded surfaces. Otc medication may help as will time to heal.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: Take in plenty of fluids, stretch, use heat to the calves. If this fails see your doctor.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
36 years experience Pain Management
Exercises: Exercising your abdominal a is just as important.. Swimming is the best exercise. Walking is next best.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Lu
15 years experience General Practice
Keep it dry: One can try to do so by using a hair dryer and/or baby powder but not at the same time. Some say baking soda also works. Best to use something you are ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
You can only try: There are no surefire ways of preventing broken toes other than to not break them! taking care of your bones is important- don't smoke, make sure you ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
See your physician : You may have cartilage damage.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: Ice, compression, rest.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Why are they: bleeding? is your skin dry? or the shoes rubbing on them? this is not normal and I would find a fix for it..
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ayo Adu
Dr. Ayo Adu answered
13 years experience Sports Medicine
Pain medicine: Once the hips have been relocated, temporary pain control can be achieved with the help of pain medication.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Knee arthritis: Try pillow between the knees, weight control, yoga, pilates, tai chi, nsaids, purified omega, pt/laser/modalities, evaluation and possible injection o ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
Stretch!: Make sure you are properly doing your warm-up and cool-down exercises before and after kendo. You may want to ice your heel and try an over-the counte ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Correct posture: The seated position actually places up to 6x more strain to the low back than standing. When seated, you can promote better posture by sitting at the ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Can be Serious.....: Without knowing anything more about the nature and history of you calf pain, I would strongly suggest that you go to the emergency room at once. All c ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
37 years experience Podiatry
Hmm: Sounds like a chronic problem. You may have pulled the muscular attachments away from the bone. Ask your doctor if an MRI could help identify the prob ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bloome
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Lots of treatment : This may represent radiculopathy which is often initially treated nonoperatively with various combinations of pain meds, steroids, rest and exercises. ... Read More
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A 72-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
26 years experience Emergency Medicine
Stretching helps: Avoid sitting with wallet in back pocket. Stretching helps. Sometimes a heel lift is required. A low back adjustment may be necessary as well. If not ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: If you have been cleared & have no major cause 4 ur pain start with wall push ups and work ur way down 2 reg. If u can't stay within ur limits.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Strengthening : One of the most common reasons for back pain is a straining of the back muscles. Thus, an easy prevention technique is to strengthen the back muscles ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Strengthen yourself: Many people have spondylolisthesis, and the vast majority function very well. Strengthening the core muscles (back and tummy) reduces pain in many. Re ... Read More
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