Sit-ups and Tailbone Pain (Coccyx Pain)

I recently posted a video and blog about exercise and tailbone pain, but I forgot to mention sit-ups!

Doing traditional-style sit-ups are usually very problematic and painful for people suffering from coccydynia (coccyx pain, tailbone pain).

So here is my follow-up video specifically discussing sit-ups and tailbone pain:


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Painful Sex after Coccygectomy for Tailbone Pain?

After coccygectomy (surgical removal of the tailbone) as a treatment for tailbone pain (coccyx pain), should patients worry about whether sex will be painful? I don’t know any published research on this one way or the other, but for patients I have treated after they have had coccygectomy, I don’t recall many that have reported […]

Tailbone Pain Worse when going Sit-to-Stand

For people who have the worst pain while they are making the transition from sitting to standing, this is often due to unstable joints at the tailbone (coccygeal dynamic instability). Basically, a fall or other trauma can injure the ligaments that would normally hold the individual bones of the coccyx in a normal and […]

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