Management Of Pain In The Buttocks After Falling On The Stairs?
Hello yesterday I fell, the state I was carrying objects that meet both hands. When I went down the stairs, my feet touched the very end of the steps, after which they slipped so that my feet fell on the next steps. My hands are full of things so I can’t find reflexes. Because I am balancing, I balance backward, finally my buttocks sit on the steps above the footrests, my buttocks seem to hurt quite hard and shocked. Until Friday my butt still feels a little sore, what should I do?
Good afternoon, thanks for the question
A history of falling in a sitting position where the buttocks are a pedestal to watch out for are severe cases such as hip fractures or injuries to the coccyx. In these conditions patients can complain of pain in the buttocks or lower back that is unbearable, restrictions on movement in the pelvic area, pain radiating to the lower limbs, tingling, and urinary disorders and bowel movements.
In emergency conditions, severe injury to the pelvis can also result in impaired circulation which is characterized by a decrease in blood pressure and decreased consciousness in the sufferer. If you experience any of these complaints you should immediately consult a doctor so you can do a direct examination.
If current pain is felt to have mild to moderate intensity, there are no restrictions on movement, and no sensory disturbance is likely caused by tissue injury under the skin and muscles that are characterized by symptoms of swelling, bruising, or pain. This condition is not dangerous and can recover in a few days to weeks.
Efforts that can be made to reduce these complaints include:
1. Not in a sitting position for too long in a place with a hard surface.
2. Compress the buttocks area using ice for 15-20 minutes 3-4 times a day for 3 days.
3. Routinely consume foods high in fiber to prevent straining during bowel movements.
4. Take nonsteroidal pain relievers, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen as directed by your doctor.
That's all, hope you can help.