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    Posted: Jan/06/2009 at 1:21pm
Hello all,

about a week ago I ate it hard off the table top and landed pretty hard on my butt.  Now every time I sit down to strap in, it hurts.  I fell on it again today, and it got worse.  :( 

I recently ordered some demon hip pads from dogfunk (none was available here), but is there any way to get this better in the meantime besides rest?  No way to bandage it?


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/06/2009 at 1:25pm
Sounds like its bruised.  Time will heal.  In the meantime, learn to strap in standing up :)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/06/2009 at 1:26pm
Ice it, if that is possible.  Otherwise, just rest.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/06/2009 at 1:27pm

Sorry, but it sounds like the only way to do it is with rest. 

That happened to me, took months to get better.  Mainly cause I couldn't rest, my college classes consisted of physical activity.  The tennis killed me.
 
Pop some pain killers to make the pain go away, but don't be boardin on it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/06/2009 at 2:03pm
You may have bruised your spine.  I did it last year snowboarding.  Hurts like hell and you can barely walk/sit.  Rest is the only cure.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/06/2009 at 2:23pm
Rest and make sure the impact shorts have tailbone protection (plastic armor in that area) since most are just foam which doesn't protect as much.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/06/2009 at 2:26pm
bleh, i work as an instructor too, so I can't really rest.  for now I'll try some ice and wearing the hip pads when they get here, plus kind of leaning to the side when showing people how to strap in/stand up.  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/06/2009 at 2:30pm
Originally posted by zkinion

bleh, i work as an instructor too, so I can't really rest.  for now I'll try some ice and wearing the hip pads when they get here, plus kind of leaning to the side when showing people how to strap in/stand up.  



I did the same thing, i just tried to avoid falling on my butt by like shoving my upper back out
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/06/2009 at 2:56pm
Unfortunately that will happen to almost everybody at some point in their snowboarding lives. I think my tail bone is so messed up it is deformed or something. I'm not kidding either.

Just rest up and be careful on it...if that's possible.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/06/2009 at 3:18pm
I always thought about getting a 'roid donut for when I had tailbone problems. It's basically a mini inflatable inner tube for your arse.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/06/2009 at 3:51pm
here is an idea....

how about you go to the DR? The tail bone and spine is nothing to fool around with. also...look at the bright side..you might get a donut to sit on while strapping in.:)

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/06/2009 at 4:47pm
Rest it up and use some advil or alieve, ice if you can. If its really sore find a way to pad it. Football girdles work great because they have a spot built in for a tailbone pad and they act just like compression shorts
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/06/2009 at 4:55pm
Buy a pro-tec tailbone/hip protector off this site, It is made for snowboarding, its comfortable, and protects you pretty well.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/06/2009 at 4:55pm
Originally posted by Geology Rocks

here is an idea....

how about you go to the DR? The tail bone and spine is nothing to fool around with. also...look at the bright side..you might get a donut to sit on while strapping in.:)

joe
Dr's over here must be amazing then, cause i fell off my horse a few years ago, at gallop (about 35 MPH - don't quote me) landed on my arse, carted off in an ambulance, spent 4 hours in hospital to be sent home with ibuprofin (i couldn't walk prop for about 6 weeks) they did nothing.
 
on a snowboarding note, did similar thing about 3 weeks ago, still painful when sitting down on snow to strap in. you have a long wait fro the pain to go away
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/06/2009 at 4:57pm
i bruised my tail bone pretty bad 3 weeks ago and it's just starting to feel better. you really need to rest it. when sitting if you sit forward it feels better. and don't go see a movie or it's going to be the most uncomfortable 2 hours of your life lol
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/06/2009 at 5:39pm
You can duct tape an inflatable donut to your arse so when you fall its like an airbag for your tailbone.

Seriously... rest it up.  I did the same to mine a few years ago.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/06/2009 at 6:03pm
My wife cracked hers on the 2nd day of the season 3 yrs ago. I F'ed mine up two yrs ago. I wear the butt pad now. Everytime I rode after, the 1st fall on my ass would hurt baaaaaaad, but after that it would be manageble pain. A couple shots of jegger helps.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/06/2009 at 6:43pm
I would rest it up. You don't want to make it worse...trust me the last thing you want is some surgeon going in and fixing it or having pain for the rest of your life.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/06/2009 at 9:58pm
rest. and don't fall again and you'll be fine. :)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/07/2009 at 7:47am
I've heard that the tail bone is very very very easy to break  very similar to the amount of pressure to break your collar bone.  I was told if you break your tail bone it will not reheal properly and rest is the only way to alleviate the pain. 

Take it easy on that california concrete.Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/07/2009 at 10:15am
u just gotta take it easy for a little bit and try to not fall on it for a nice 2 or 3 weeks...
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