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Suggest treatment for severe pain in tailbone

This morning I woke up with a pain on the right side of my tailbone. The pain is pretty severe. I tried using a heating pad, and even a TENS unit. I also tried stretching exercises. It is making it hard to walk. I am already taking pain pills because of Lupus and Fibromyalgia. The only thing that gives me relief is to lay still. What do you suggest?
Mon, 27 Apr 2020
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Hello,

It looks from your details that you may be suffering from coccydynia.You should do following to have relief in this-

-Do warm water sitz bath.For this you have to sit in a tub filled with warm water.Do it at least for three times a day.
-Avoid running,hiking or lifting heavy weights.Avoid sitting for long time.
-Use coccydynia cushion .You may buy it from market.
-Start doing heel stretch exercises & manipulation of heel from your physiotherapist.
-Take some like acetaminophen for relief from pain.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr. Mukesh Tiwari
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Suggest treatment for severe pain in tailbone

Hello, It looks from your details that you may be suffering from coccydynia.You should do following to have relief in this- -Do warm water sitz bath.For this you have to sit in a tub filled with warm water.Do it at least for three times a day. -Avoid running,hiking or lifting heavy weights.Avoid sitting for long time. -Use coccydynia cushion .You may buy it from market. -Start doing heel stretch exercises & manipulation of heel from your physiotherapist. -Take some like acetaminophen for relief from pain. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr. Mukesh Tiwari