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feel like I've got a bruised coccyx but haven't fallen over or bashed it
Hmm. Could be a pulled muscle/ tendon issue, there's lots of them attached to lower spine and coccyx. A couple months ago I had a bit of pain in my buttock/ a bit of sciatica and I have diagnosed myself with piriformis syndrome Went on youtube, found some stretches for that and did them, rather enthusiastically. Over the next few days area around my coccyx started to be painful, couldn't sit down for too long, also done something to my hamstring tendond where they attach to sit bones. Point being, there are lots of little and big muscles in your buttocks and I think it is possible that the forceful kicks could have pulled some tendons.in my case it took good few weeks to get better.
I got this once, went to see a physio who told me my physio was tilted sideways from years of sitting with my legs tucked to the (same) side on sofas and floors. He yanked it back into place and it's been find ever since, 15+ years. I never sit like that now.
Winnybella, a few years later I developed chronic piriformis pain which lasted seversl years (stretches only gave temporary relief). Orthotic shoe inserts completely cured it.
Have you ever damaged it before? I broke my coccyx a few years ago and I now can't sit down on hard furniture for too long with out it hurting. I also sometimes get stuck on the floor if I've been sitting in the 'wrong' position too long.
I had this for about a year. I lost a stone of weight and that solved it! Bloody annoying but was nice to be pain free. I read that this can also happen if you lose weight too quickly as bones used to being cushioned. Not sure if that's correct - I am no expert! Hope it gets better for you soon