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Butt soreness from sitting too long?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Evisju7, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. Evisju7

    Evisju7 2+ Year Member

    Feb 3, 2014
    (I ask here because I figure some of you may have similar problems and a solution. Not because I'm looking for medical advice.)

    To the point. Sitting in lectures, sitting at the library... it adds up. My bum hurts. Any suggestions on alternatives to sitting? I figure I can't bring a bounce ball to the library though.

    I do stand up and walk around every hourish. Also I do exercise regularly. But no help. It's distracting me from focusing
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  3. lumpyduster

    lumpyduster 2+ Year Member

    Feb 25, 2013
    get one of those butt doughnuts they give people with broken or injured tailbones haha. i think that's probably the area of greatest pressure anyway.
  4. Mad Jack

    Mad Jack Critically Caring Gold Donor Classifieds Approved 2+ Year Member

    Jul 27, 2013
    4th Dimension
    Just deal with the butthurt and develop buns that can handle sitting for up to 8 hours at a time.

    Alternatively, you could just spend time on SDN until you'd suffered enough butthurt to be completely desensitized.
  5. Evisju7

    Evisju7 2+ Year Member

    Feb 3, 2014
    SDNers have buns of steal
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  6. Hospitalized

    Hospitalized 2+ Year Member

    Sep 8, 2014
    I just change my studying location frequently. My school leaves all the classrooms unlocked so I can bounce from room to room with my study group and it's a good way to take a break every hour or so. Good way to reset your brain also if you want to switch gears from one subject to another. Also writing on a whiteboard requires standing and promotes active thinking, so I recommend doing this. If you can't sit for more then an hour at a time, I can't imagine how you get through exams...
  7. alamo4

    alamo4 Dudeist 2+ Year Member

    Have you tried studying at a standing desk, reading lectern, or even just a high counter at a coffee shop? You can stand and do your studying at the same time. Some people I know read and study at the gym. I watch a lot of video content on the treadmill (e.g. Pathoma videos) on a tablet.
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  8. Ismet

    Ismet PGY-fun! Administrator Physician 5+ Year Member

    May 15, 2011
    You'll be wishing you could sit on your bum for hours when you find yourself standing for 3-4 hours during rounds. :p

    Just get up and walk around once in a while. Maybe use a really comfy sweatshirt as a cushion.
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  9. TooMuchResearch

    TooMuchResearch i'm goin' to Kathmandu... Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 7+ Year Member

    Oct 20, 2008
    Townsville, USA
    ...Stand up?

  10. Evisju7

    Evisju7 2+ Year Member

    Feb 3, 2014
    Ever tried standing up at a computer desk in the library? Noo.
  11. AspiringERMD

    AspiringERMD 2+ Year Member

    Jun 6, 2014
    Virgo Supercluster
    Butt cheek massages, if you have an SO. Ridiculously relaxing. My SO has the same problem at work.

    ...whether or not I'm joking depends on how weird people now think I am. :whoa:
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  12. Shinobiz11

    Shinobiz11 7+ Year Member

    I guess I'm getting good training while working retail. Seriously, were not allowed to sit while we're on the clock.
  13. Evisju7

    Evisju7 2+ Year Member

    Feb 3, 2014

    Not weird.. not to me at least. My SO used to do this to me. It is very nice, agreed. Too bad he's fled the country and is no longer my SO.
    (Kidding, he left for work)
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  14. JLeBling

    JLeBling 2+ Year Member

    Oct 21, 2012
    Get somebody to kick you in the coccyx really hard with steel toe boots. It will hurt a lot. But after it heals sitting down wont seem as painful in comparison!
  15. looncat

    looncat 2+ Year Member

    Jun 11, 2014
    This is glorious.

    OP, buy a cushion if it's really that bad. Or just pace while studying.
  16. optimistic3

    optimistic3 2+ Year Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Gain some weight and hope most of it goes to your butt to provide a natural cushion :laugh:
  17. Kochanie

    Kochanie 2+ Year Member

    Dec 16, 2013
    6 hour Orgo lectures this summer, I feel you. Just got up once every hour and was fine for the next hour.
  18. medicalmnt

    medicalmnt 2+ Year Member

    Mar 23, 2013
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  19. Evisju7

    Evisju7 2+ Year Member

    Feb 3, 2014
    His face suggests *constipation
  20. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Meep Meep Meep 5+ Year Member

    Feb 2, 2011
    Tied to a library chair
    Someone took your ass?
  21. medicalmnt

    medicalmnt 2+ Year Member

    Mar 23, 2013
    Try getting one of those erg-butt pads... they're the greatest thing in the world because it minimizes the worst thing in the world (ergs).
    It dropped some sec off my split and i'm sure it'll drop the # of time you spend at the library studying.
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