So yesterday I fell off during a local gymkhana . At the time, no big deal. I hopped back on, and although I felt a little sore, rode out the rest of the day.
But several hours later, when it was time to head home, I really started feeling it. I had trouble getting in and out of my car. By the time I got home I couldn't really bend over at all, could barely walk, and had trouble sitting at all.
All the pain was right at my tailbone area.
I slept on and off for the night and this morning (frequently waking in pain), but by now I can bend about halfway down, and have no pain in just walking around, standing, or laying on my side or stomach. So a lot of improvement. It does still hurt to sit on a chair (the toilet is ok, since there's no pressure on the tailbone and bending is ok now ).
I have my computer set up on a counter so I can stand up to use it.
So I'm just sort of curious, is this worth a trip to the doctor, or is this likely something that'll just go away in a few days? How do I tell the difference? It has been a vast improvement in just one day.
And how do I make sure I'm ready for a 10 mile trail ride scheduled for next weekend?
Anyone else have any experience with tailbone pain after falling, and how you managed it and got back riding again?
(Yeah, the slightest thing wrong with my baby and I call the vet, but when it comes to me, I try to avoid doctors at all costs )