Woke up with a horrible pain in my tailbone. A friend of mine who does bodyfitness said that I probably hurt a tendon or ligament and caused an inflammation. Sounds plausible since i attempted the crow pose yesterday which I haven't done in a long time.
What can I do to ease the pain apart from resting? Should I use painkiller gel or pills? Cool it or heat it? I can't even sit at the moment and walking is really painful.
Not to frighten you or anything but if it hurts that badly you might consider getting anXray to make sure there is not a stress fracture.
I cracked my tailbone years ago. I went to ER and was given pain killers, but they only numb the pain for a little while. You need to rest, alternate heat and ice. Ice helps with swelling and heat eases pain. Some very light stretch workouts will help. I also recently had herniated some discs, pinches my sciatic nerve and found out I have scoliosis and my therapist said that when you injure a part of your boddy, the muscles around it swell to try to protect it and to compensate for the work that the injured part isn't doing. He said the best way to help is some exercise that will strengthen the muscles around it. Especially a back injury, you want to strengthen your core muscles. Don't try to take on too much though. That will ultimately make it worse. I'd really go to a chiropractor or physical therapist to get their professional opinion.
Anna I would go get it checked and make sure it is your tailbone! If so rest is all you can do until it heals, like any other injury so you don't make it worse! Good Luck!
Oh noo :( Anna, anna, anna . I really would see a physiotherapist as soon as possible. How about acupuncture? Better than painkillers. Are you sure it's the tailbone?
You have been working so hard and I feel horrible about this. Praying for your recovery.
Thanks for your replies!
I'm gonna rest a couple of days and see what happens. If it doesn't get better I'll go see a doctor. I've got some strong anti-inflammatory painkillers at home and it feels like they're helping. I'll keep you posted!
Update: felt no pain whatsoever yesterday. It might just have been that I slept in a weird position or something that induced the pain.
Since I accidentally hit the back of my head yesterday I'm continuing with the painkillers for a couple of days. Nothing to worry about, just my normal clumsiness.