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how long does it take to get over a bruised coxcyc?

(9 Posts)
Mercedes Tue 26-Aug-08 11:01:17

I went down a water slide in february and landed in an inch of water with my dd (7) on top of me. Very very painful. It's now the end of August and its still painful. Its not as sore as it was but its still uncomfortable when I sit on chairs (spec wooden or plastic) and have to get uop.

I didn't go to the dr as I didn't think much of it. Is 6 months unusually long? or does anyone have any advice?

BeachBunni Tue 26-Aug-08 11:58:58

Hmm six months does sound like a long time. I've bruised my coxcyx before, in fact a couple of times (the doctor tells me I have very little skin or fat there so the bone is close to the surface). Judging from the fall you've had I would go to the doctors to see if maybe you've fractured it.

nickytwotimes Tue 26-Aug-08 12:00:24

I agree. It could be fractured or more likely need some kind of physio/chiro to fix it. It may have been nudged out of place a little.

TheArmadillo Tue 26-Aug-08 12:01:49

6-12 months in my experience, if you;ve badly bruised it. Then still some occassional twinges for the next few years (though they get further and further apart).

Shitehawk Tue 26-Aug-08 12:02:59

I broke mine when I was a teenager; it still hurts sometimes 30-odd years later.

There's not much they can do to fix it though, even if it is broken.

aliasdictus Tue 26-Aug-08 13:23:52

Unfortunately it may even last longer than 6-12 months. Even if it were fractured there is usually no treatment as it is splinted by surrounding tissue. If it becomes really severe so as to stop you working or enjoying your normal life or interfering with sleep it would be worth seeing an orthopaedic surgeon but until then it is a question of Physio/Chiro etc etc

Mercedes Tue 26-Aug-08 19:05:30

sorry - after starting this i've been busy all day. does the physio work? i cant really imagine what they can do.

Mercedes Tue 26-Aug-08 19:05:33

sorry - after starting this i've been busy all day. does the physio work? i cant really imagine what they can do.

nickytwotimes Wed 27-Aug-08 10:43:06

Merc, I damagedmine years ago and it gave me trouble for years until the physio did some manipulation. I can't tell you how much better it is now! Don't know much about breaks though.

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