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<img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"> After 3 1/2 years of running injury free, I guess my luck has run out. Some of you may have seen my post the other day asking <b>Roo</b> for advice about snowboarding and how to fall without hurting my knees. Seems I should have asked for advice on how to not hurt my tailbone!<br><br>
Last Sunday we went out and I landed right on it and seem to have managed to caused some type of damage to it. I haven't been to the dr. everything I've read has said that while it can be very painful there isn't a whole lot that can be done except wait. I've been taking an NSAID and waiting....<br><br>
In the meantime I've not run all week and am wondering how long I should wait. I "think" I could do some easy stuff but I don't want to do anything to prolong the healing. I'm thinking maybe one more week. I don't know how those of you with long injuries have managed.<br><br>
Wanted to check in and say hi, haven't been around much and now I'm bummed because I was just getting the running back together after slacking some during the holidays and now this. Have any of you ever had tailbone problems?<br><br>
Hope everyone is doing well and running strong/staying healthy.
 

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Hey Kristin -<br><br>
Hang in there. DW did the same thing last Wednesday and is just beginning to come around. That being said, I wouldn't wait too much longer to go to the doc if there hasn't been any improvement in your symptoms.<br><br>
Hope you start feeling better soon.
 

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<b>((((Kriddie))))</b>
 

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(((Kriddie))) Hope you feel better soon!
 

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(((<b>Kriddie</b>)))<br><br>
Tailbone injuries suck. And they take a long time to stop sucking. I'm so sorry. Go to the doc; if nothing else, s/he can prescribe something stronger than an NSAID to help with the immediate pain.
 

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Sorry about your injury. I fractured my tailbone about 6 years ago - fell off a chair and landed right on it. I sprained my ankle at the same time, but the ankle was NOTHING compared to the tailbone. It was - by far - the worst injury I've ever had, and I've had several. There was really nothing the dr. could do for me other than give me pain relievers which didn't really do much. At the time, every position and every move I made literally took my breath away. People looked at me with sympathy because they take a long time to heal completely. You'll know when you can run again - just don't push it. The benefit of going to a dr. is an x-ray to let you know how bad it is and how long you'll have to wait before you can get back to your routine exercise. Good luck, and keep us posted.
 

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Kriddie,<br><br>
Yeowch! Hope that things start to show some improvement soon for you. I agree with the above comments regarding seeing a Dr - at least then you'll know for sure what you're dealing with, and have a realistic time line to work with.<br><br>
*hugs*
 

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Feel better soon <b>kriddie</b>.<br><br>
That is <b><i>exactly</i></b> how it felt when that happened to me too! I literally couldn't breathe.
 

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<b>(((((((Kriddie))))))))</b><br><br>
A few years ago I had a bad landing on a skydiving jump (wind changed directions and pushed us into the ground instead of filling out the parachute and slowing us down). I had to sit on an inflatable donut for about 6 weeks. It was really embarassing, but made sitting bearable. I wasn't very active at the time, but I remember not doing much all the time I was on the donut. Every once in a while if I'm sitting in a weird way, I get a quick twinge just to remind me of the incident.<br><br>
I hope it feels better soon.
 

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So sorry for the injury!!!! Definately go to the doc if you don't feel better soon! These injuries can linger!!!
 

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<b>Kriddie</b> - by all means, take care of yourself. See what the prognosis is, and come back stronger than ever <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">
 

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Feel better Kriddie! I would go to the doctors too.<br><br>
I've hurt my tailbone on two occasions. One about 10 years ago when I slipped on the ice on our cement steps and fell right on it. About 3 hours later I couldn't move at all and was in bed for three days with a pinched nerve in my neck and a very sore tailbone.<br><br>
The second time was when I was pregnant with Avery or after I had her, I can't remember. Apparently its very normal to bruise or fracture your tailbone then.<br><br>
It will take time to heal and it stinks there isn't anything they can really do for it. Hang in there!
 

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<b>Kriddie</b>, I hope it's nothing too serious, but I'd get it checked out. At least then you'll know what to do from here.
 

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Yes, this pretty much sums it up. I've decided I will go to the doc by the end of the week if I don't see any improvement.<br><br>
Thanks for your concern, you guys really are great. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
No more of this for a while....<img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif">
 
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