My office is in my dining room. My desk is right next to my table. My table has a glass top. Today, I felt the need to slam my tailbone onto the corner of the glass table top. (I'm not even sure why I was squatting). The table top shifted. I feared that when I turned around the plates on the table were going to be broken. But I couldn't turn around. I was too busy clinching my cheeks (yes, those cheeks) to fight the pain. The pain that nearly made me pass out. The pain that caused pressure in my ears. The pain that made me call G to have her watch my children in case I fell unconscious. Fortunately, that feeling passed as quickly as it came, but then I couldn't sit ...
My Coccyx is crazy bruised. It's definitely swollen. It hurts when I cough. My first thought (before the wave of impending doom hit me) was, "Holy Crap. I have a race in three weeks." But I'll be OK, because I did some research and found this info on how to heal ...
Avoid sitting down for long periods of time. When seated, sit on hard surfaces and alternate sitting on each side of the buttocks. Also, lean forward and direct your weight away from the tailbone.
For traumatic injuries, apply ice to the tailbone area for 15-20 minutes, four times a day, for the first few days after the injury.
Use ibuprofen (Advil), or a similar pain medicine, as directed on the label for pain control.
You can purchase a "doughnut" cushion or pillow to sit on. This cushion has a hole in the middle of it to prevent the tailbone from contacting the flat surface.
Eat foods high in fiber to soften stools and avoid constipation.
Look there is no mention of NOT RUNNING. Just ice, Advil and sitting on a "doughnut." In fact, it says not to sit for a long time. And what is the opposite of sitting? Standing. And what can you do when you are standing? You can run.