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Apr 29, 2015 8:50 PM

Well, i have a question. Umm, I have an abscess that has NOT been lanced yet along my bra line. Finding it difficult to even wear one at this point. The main problem is that if I'm not wearing one, my back starts it's old tricks again and that is no bueno at this point. I've tried padding/cushioning underneath that area and it just rubs incessantly at this point. Does anybody have any suggestions. Oh and any suggestions to get the sciatica pain to stop so I can sleep?

Apr 30, 2015 4:46 AM

Can you put a large bandaid over it so it's nOt rubbing it directly? Maybe a moleskin or a blister pack that keeps things physically away from it? Then wear a sports bra that doesn't move when you wear it.
Sciatic pain hurts. If you can get someone to press hard into the spot in the middle of your butt cheeks that is tender from the sciatica then press firmly for a minute it may give enough relief that you can sleep. If you have nobody to help maybe try a tenis ball against the wall.

Apr 30, 2015 9:12 AM

Amanda Aliya had s good idea about wearing a sports bra, then maybe using bandaid and maybe some more padding over it. I don't know about the ssciatics.

Apr 30, 2015 10:09 AM

I've used the moleskin before and it comfortable. Aliya is right about it and about pressing in on the center of the buttock pain too. I rub voltaren gel in first and then do the pressure.

Apr 30, 2015 7:00 PM

Those are all excellent suggestions. Thanks guys. Much appreciated. Now if I can only get them to STOP extending PT for another whole month, that would be great.

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