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2246 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 25, 2013 6:33 AM by PollyAnn
PollyAnn Rookie 7 posts since
Dec 14, 2007
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Dec 24, 2013 4:31 PM


I've bruised my tailbone 2 weeks ago. I slipped on ice, and fell directly on my tailbone. I have been taking Advil. Its not terrible sore, I went for a 1 hour walk yesterday and it was okay  just a little sore  Just wondering when can I start slowly running again? I am a runner that clocks around 70 kilometers per/wk. But i know that I will not be able to even do a 10k run now, but just wanted to do a few kays and see how it goes. Experience with this anyone? Advice needed.

  • lenzlaw Community Moderator 10,539 posts since
    Jan 18, 2008
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    1. Dec 24, 2013 6:13 PM (in response to PollyAnn)

    Basically, you can run when you feel good enough to run again.  I fell and bruised my right hip a few weeks again.  But I took much of the fall with my arms and most of the symptoms went away by the next day.   It's still a little achy sometimes but I can run 5 miles without problems or aggravating it.  The caution here is that it could be cracked/broken.  And the only way to know for sure is to have an x-ray.  If it is, I don't think there is much that can be done - no cast or brace or anything - and I don't know if running will make it worse.  My wife fell on her tailbone a number of years ago and it turned out to be cracked.  She had to be careful of it for several weeks.  But she's not a runner.


  • shipo Legend 499 posts since
    Aug 9, 2013
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    2. Dec 24, 2013 9:11 PM (in response to PollyAnn)

    I either bruised or broke my tailbone back when I was a teenager, and that sucker hurt for an easy ten years.  The good news was that it never really slowed me down when I was running track and cross country.

    Fat old man PRs:

    • 1-mile (point to point, gravity assist): 5:50
    • 2-mile: 13:49
    • 5K (gravity assist last mile): 21:31
    • 5-Mile: 37:24
    • 10K (first 10K of my Half Marathon): 48:16
    • 10-Mile (first 10 miles of my Half Marathon): 1:17:40
    • Half Marathon: 1:42:13

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