I'm a 45 year old Clyde who got back on his bike after six years. I've since gone from 290 lbs. to 218 (yes, I am bragging! ), and I have an odd side-effect: my tailbone hurts!
It hurts mostly when I sit on a hard seat, like the folding metal chair I used last night at Cub Scouts. It feels like my tailbone is now a bit too long, and as I sit, it's as if it's just barely under the skin. I know this sounds weird...
I googled it and I do see others have experienced this, but I found no real medical information, just anecdotal stuff. Many say "well, you've lost your 'cushion' with your weight!" That's fine, but how come skinny people don't have this problem then?
Is my cycling exacerbating it? To clarify, I'm comfortable on my bike. I've done 1000 miles on it since July 1st, which I think indicates my saddle and set-up are generally pretty good.
Has anyone else experienced any tailbone pain?