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Pain in the tailbone lately, taking fencing classes. Suggestions ?

hi, i ve been worrying a lot about my tailbone lately. im a student who takes fencing classes. whenever we do stretches like stretching our thigh by leaning on the ground, i always lean on my tailbone and try not to lean on my back because i m afraid it will get dirty. Anyways it s been more than a month this pain has not gone away. Do u suggest i dont sit or lean on hard surfaces?
Asked On : Tue, 11 Dec 2012
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The pain in the tailbone in your case is likely to be due to coccydynia. It is best to avoid sitting on any hard surfaces. You can use a doughnut cushion for relief. Do hot sitz bath and take a mild pain killer for symptomatic relief.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Thu, 13 Dec 2012
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