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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest cure for extreme pain in the tailbone area

I ve been experiencing extreme pain in the tailbone area. I have swelling at the top of the butt crack, sort of in an upside down u-shape, that is extremely tender and warm to the touch. I ve tried icing it but doesnt help. I have bruised my tailbone before but this pain is much more excruciating, occuring even when there is no pressure on the area (i.e. Standing, laying on stomach). I am a young male and really want to find a way to cure this without seeing a doctor because i dont have insurance. Is there any way i can?
Fri, 27 Mar 2015
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Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist 's  Response
Tail bone fracture takes times to heal. But here do you have taken x rays? and checked that it is tail bone fracture only. If yes then all right. If not then take a x ray and get it checked with orthopedic. Since you are telling you have pain even when you sleep on your stomach I think you have also injured your lower back. So a specialist consultation is must. Here I must suggest to think on early rehabilitation then the money part because the more you delay. Your recovery time will also be delay and so that there will be a loss of effective working hours for you.
You can also use the ring cusion comes like tube with hollow from center so that when you sit on it. It will not give pressure on your tail bone.
I must suggest based on the injury there is physiotherapy treatment is also available so visit once and check on treatment therapy with exercise program for your problem
Take care.
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