Saturday, January 06, 2007
Various sports can cause Tailbone injuries resulting in tailbone pain (coccyx pain, coccydynia)
Various sports can cause Tailbone injuries resulting in tailbone pain (coccyx pain, coccydynia):
- Slips/falls on ice: figure skating, ice hockey, etc.
- Snow-related sports: skiing, snowboarding, etc.
- Skateboarding (can be associated with frequent falling, often on hard surfaces like concrete and asphalt)
- rollerskating, rollerblading,
- football (being tackled)
- basketball (landing on the tailbone, on the hard surface of the basketball court)
- martial arts: e.g. being flipped or thrown, resulting in landing on the tailbone
- cycling (sitting on a hard, narrow seat, while hitting potholes, etc.).
- canoeing, kayaking, crew, (prolonged sitting, particularly on poorly-padded seats within the kayak or canoe)
- horse-back-riding (equestrian), either via repetitive bumping of the tailbone on the saddle, or via being thrown off the horse and landing on the tailbone.
- Motor bike racing.
Patrick M. Foye, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R),
UMDNJ: New Jersey Medical School, Newark, N.J., USA
Director, Coccyx Pain Service, PM&R
Co-Director, Outpatient Musculoskeletal Medicine, PM&R.
Co-Director, Musculoskeletal/Pain Fellowship, PM&R.
Co-Director, Back Pain Clinic, PM&R, at University Hospital, Newark, NJ
Chairman, Undergraduate Medical Education Committee, PM&R.
Director, Medical Student Clerkships, PM&R. UMDNJ: New Jersey Medical School.
National Managing Editor, eMedicine, PM&R division.
Member of the Medical Examiners’ Panel for the State of New Jersey
Board Certified: American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)
Board Certified: American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, 1999
Board Certified: American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (EMG, Nerve Studies, etc)
Board Certified: Pain Medicine (Sub-Specialty Pain Board certification, via the American Board of PM&R and the American Board of Anesthesiology)
Patrick M. Foye, M.D.
PM&R at UMDNJ: New Jersey Medical School
90 Bergen St, DOC Suite 3100,
Newark, New Jersey 07103
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