I have been having tailbone pain after doing some hip flexibility exercises. Why so?

Q. What could be the reason for tailbone pain that arises after hip flexibility exercises?

Answered by
K. Thomas Jefferson
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 29, 2023

Hello doctor,

I have tight hips, and I cannot sit cross-legged. So I have started doing some hip flexibility exercises where I hold a pose for 30 to 45 seconds, and I try to push past my limits but later on, I feel pain in my tailbone. Is this pain normal?

Kindly help.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

Thank you for your query.

I understand your concern. I suspect that your pelvic floor muscles are weak. If you strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, you should start getting some relief from the pain you are now having near the tailbone. First, you must tighten the urinary passage, hold it for five seconds, and relax. The next exercise is tightening the anus. Hold it for five seconds, and relax. Revert if you do not get relief.

I hope this has helped you. Thank you.

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