Dealing with tail bone pain
Thanks to the men and women in this forum, I started riding several months ago as part of my weight loss regimen. I've lost over 60 pounds so far, and I'm still going strong.
However, I've developed an issue with tail bone pain in the process.
If the surface I'm sitting on isn't *extremely* soft, my tail bone starts hurting like hell. Even the harder edges of my bed mattress trigger the pain. Fortunately, I have a computer chair that I sit in all the time that doesn't cause me any problems. But even some softer surfaces like movie theater seats just make the area go numb, then hurt like hell when I go to stand up.
There was a period for about two weeks when my bike was in the shop, so I was hoping that the respite would give me time to heal. But it didn't seem to really do any good.
Not riding long enough for it to heal isn't really an option right now. It's pretty much the only exercise I'm getting, and I can't afford to lose my progress. Is there anything I can do to help heal my tail bone, without taking a break from riding?