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8/24/18 11:02 P

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I've found the best thing for the charley horses are my spiky massage ball. Doing a little massage really helps to massage it out.

Today I tried to sit on a different surface than I usually do when I am at the computer for various things. Luckily I found it helped that tail bone pain. So I think it's a matter of support than anything. Plus the stretches & exercises help a little with it.

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8/24/18 9:34 P

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"What are the best things for these types of pains?"
I would give my body time to heal. Pushing too early can make things worse.

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8/24/18 5:50 P

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I don't think you have mentioned what the injury is or what you were going to PT for, but if it were me, I would put a call into the PT to see if they can recommend anything for you. Those things could be related to your injury/issue for going to PT or not. It's hard for us to know that, especially not being able to physically assess you. Depending on that, what the actual cause for your pain is, and what your limitations are would determine more of what you are able to do to alleviate the pain.

If the charley horse was truly just a charley horse, it's your muscles contracting and cramping and you may want to check out this page for some tips on treating it: www.webmd.com/pain-management/muscle-spasm
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. If it's more than that, again, your dr or PT would be best to talk with about that.

Tailbone hurting could be a variety of things. If it's your sciatica (that would run down your leg too), it can be caused by numerous things and may even contribute to the pain in your calf and it would be best to call your dr to have them examine you to determine if that is what is happening and tell you how to treat it properly.

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8/24/18 5:15 P

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I was released from PT about 2 weeks ago. Still doing the exercises, but they did mention I could try pilates.

Right now, the worst part is my leg that I had the charlie horse in.

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8/24/18 11:27 A

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Are you still in physical therapy? If so, you should ask your physical therapist since they are already treating you and would have the best and most accurate program/ideas for you. If you are done with PT, then you may still want to contact them or your doctor. Being that you have an injury, you should not be taking any advice from anyone other than a health professional, such as your physical therapist, because (as I have told you previously) they know your current and past health history, as well as physical limitations. It isn't safe to take advice on these things from anyone else when you are dealing with things like injuries or health complications.

I do hope you feel better soon!

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8/24/18 11:17 A

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The last couple days my tailbone area has been incredibly sore for no reason and then the other morning had a charlie horse in my calf. The charlie horse is def still tight and painful but it's making my activity suffer quite a bit.

What are the best things for these types of pains?

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