The coccyx, or tailbone, is the lowest region of your spine, and it sits directly below the sacrum. Your tailbone is made up of 3 to 5 small bones that naturally fuse together by about age 30. It’s positioned at the bottom of your spine, and the coccyx helps support your weight while you sit.


-Adolescents and adults


-People who are obese

Being female and obese are the 2 biggest risk factors. Women are affected by coccydynia 5 times more than men, which is likely due to injuries during childbirth. Also, the female coccyx is positioned farther back than its male counterpart, making it more vulnerable to trauma.


Trauma from falling or being bumped

Repetitive action, such as extensive bike riding or rowing


Other possible causes of coccydynia include:

-Bone spurs on the coccyx

– Joint instability

-Spinal arthritis


The main symptom is pain and tenderness in the area just above the buttocks.

The pain may:

-be dull and achy most of the time, with occasional sharp pains

-be worse when sitting down, moving from sitting to standing, standing for long periods

-make it very difficult to sleep and carry out everyday activities, such as driving or bending over


-self-care measures, such as avoiding prolonged sitting, using a specially-designed coccyx cushion

-non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs



-Ergonomic adjustments

– Pain management by electrotherapy including TENS and UST

-Manual Therapy which includes- stretchings, mobilisation and soft tissue releases .

– Dry needling has proven to be very effective as well.

– Stretching of Piriformis muscle, Iliopsoas and glute stretch (PIGEON POSE)

– Exc like single  kee hugging

If you are suffering from chronic tailbone pain than visit your nearest Physician or Physiotherapy centre .

Or visit us at Dynafisio – or call at 8929294515

Kinesiology Taping at Dynafisio – Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Centre in Gurgaon

Kinesiology taping (KT) is a therapeutic tool and has become increasingly popular within the sporting arena. Taping has been used for a long time for the prevention and treatment of sporting injuries. KT is not only used for sporting injuries but for a variety of other conditions.

Theories suggest that these convolutions encourage regeneration of injured tissue by increasing interstitial space and alleviating interstitial pressures which occur from swelling post injury. This decrease in pressure also decompresses subcutaneous nociceptors, leading to decreased pain. It is also theorised that lifting the skin detaches filaments which attach the skin to endothelial cells of the lymphatic and capillary beds. This is proposed to create channels which allows for lymph to drain, thus reducing swelling and allowing increased blood flow to the area. 

Indications For Therapeutic Taping

A) To help bio mechanical abnormalities related to pain.

e.g. flat feet

B) To help accelerate tissue repair by temporarily supporting and uploading injured soft-tissues

e.g. Rotator Cuff tendonitis / partial tear 

C) To help temporarily support hyper-mobile segments or joints

e.g. Sacro-iliac joint  (SIJ) hyper-mobility and pain (very common in pregnant women)

D) To help unload stress and reduce pain from hyper tonic / overactive muscles

e.g. Muscle Tension in the Neck and Low back

E) To help restrict and limit potentially aggravating postures and movements

e.g. Lumbar flexion and rotation for low back pain

F) To help facilitate muscle activity, in order to increase the effectiveness of therapeutic exercises

e.g. Knee pain from poor tracking of the kneecap (very common in runners)

G) To help relieve acute perfuse myofascial pain

e.g. Whiplash Associated Disorders

For more info contact our best team of physiotherapist working at Dynafisio – Physiotherapy and rehabilitation centre located in DLF Phase 4 Gurgaon and Sector 83 Gurgaon. Visit or call on 8929294515

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