How Long Does It Take For A Bruised Coccyx To Heal

Bruised tailbone vs broken tailbone

How Long To Repair Bruised Coccyx?

Average recovery time for a bruised tailbone is up to four weeks . A broken or fractured tailbone can take up to 12 weeks to heal. Rehabilitation will include physical therapy, home exercises, and possibly a special cushion for sitting. Your doctor or physical therapist can give you exercises to strengthen the muscles around the coccyx.

What To Do For A Bruised/Broken Tailbone [Coccyx]?

You can start treating a bruised tailbone by alternating your sitting and using a pillow or a doughnut cushion to cushion yourself. Ice your tailbone for up to 20 minutes three to four times a day, during the days following your injury. You can also take ibuprofen for the pain.

How Long Does A Bruised Tailbone Heal?

A tailbone injury can take a considerable amount of time to fully heal, the time duration all depends on how severe the injury is. If your tailbone is fractured it could take 8 to 12 weeks to heal. If your tailbone is bruised it generally takes about 4 weeks to heal.

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What To Do For Fractured Tailbone?

If a tailbone is fractured, initial treatment usually involves conservative remedies. The most important thing is to limit direct pressure on the tailbone as the fracture heals. Donut pillows can help with such efforts, as can wedge-shaped and U or V-shaped pillows.