My Butt Hurts!!!
First, I'm not a super-serious cyclist or anything, I just like to bike to add some variety to my exercise routine of jogging and inlining. Maybe an hour at a time, usually a hilly 10-ish miles in my area.
I live in the Great Lakes area so colder winters prevent much biking between Oct and April, but I've been doing it regularly for the last few summers.
More background: several years ago (I think 9?) I broke my tailbone (I'm early 30s, so I would have been early 20s) - a fracture that seemed to heal up pretty quickly as the pain went away within a couple of months.
I've had no problems until the past month, and it seems to be coinciding with my seasonal return to biking.
Now my tailbone hurts after sitting at work or after jogging too. It's not horrible stabbing pain, but it's nagging seeming to get worse.
Does anyone have experience with this? Do you think my pain is related to the old injury or is this something new? Should I stop biking altogether? Will anything help this (besides ibuprofen), like padded shorts or a different bike?