What are hemorrhoids exactly? Hemorrhoids are actually swollen veins in your rectum that are caused more often than not by increased and prolonged pressure on your butt.
This can occur often in people who are seated for long periods of time or is you have an irritated bowel. If you are straining while you have bowel movements or when you are ill and have either constipation or diarrhea long term you may be causing excess strain to the vessels and veins surrounding the area.
When you have hemorrhoids you will experience discomfort that is worsened when you are seated and putting more pressure on the area. A cushion under your bum will often help to alleviate the pain and take some of the pressure and strain off of the area.
My favorite pillow on this list you will see more in number two, it’s my FAVORITE because It helps to relieve pain in the spine and buttocks by shifting the tailbone when sitting and reducing pressure on the pelvis. With its orthopedic firmness the orthopedic seat cushion offers exceptional lumbar support for the treatment of hemorrhoids, coccyx injury, sciatica and pressure sores.
Special Considerations For Creating This List
Portable: Portability was one of the first considerations I landed on because a pillow for your butt is likely to be needed in more than just one setting. It is great for using in the car or airplane and taking from the house to the office.
Lightweight: I chose pillows that are lightweight so that you can easily take them from place to place. Lightweight does not mean not supportive it just means that you can use it and it can be portable.
Easy to store: Not everyone is extremely excited to show off their hemorrhoid pillow even if they are using it for more than just hemorrhoids. For that reason I chose pillows that are easy to store or to hide away so that no one knows all of your business without you wanting them to.
Durable: This is a consideration I take for almost all of the pillows i test out regardless of their specific reason because you typically pay quite a bit for a good quality pillow. A durable pillow will hold up from all day sitting and from long term use.
Though this pillow is labeled to help you with your hemorrhoid issues it is also great for relieving pressure, sores, during pregnancy and post surgery. If you are sitting at an office chair all day and every day then you may even want this pillow simply to make this arrangement more comfortable for you in the long run.
Having a little extra cushion under your tushy can only help you throughout the day. This pillow is not too large and does not fluff up more than it needs to and therefore will fit on most any chair including in the car.
Ergonomic Innovations’ donut cushion is lightweight and easy for you to pick up and move from one place to the next so you can use it at home, take it in the car and have it in the office as well. It’s not incredibly small but you could keep it in a bag to ensure no one sees you transporting it.
This cushion is especially good for you if you are traveling a lot either by car or in the airplane as it helps to shift the weight and pressure on your tailbone. This is an ergonomically designed cushion which means it will conform to the shape of your body rather forcing you into an unnatural, usually flat position that causes more pain and unnecessary strain.
A great thing about Bonmedico orthopedic pillow is that you can choose the size you want either in a standard or large size depending on which you need for your body and your chair. The cushion is orthopedic and made from memory foam that can handle the impact of your body and remember the contour and shape of your tailbone area.
Bonmedico is a company that knows orthopedics and has created several products that will help you specifically if you are seated at an office chair. You can choose to look more into their products if you are satisfied with the donut cushion.
Your spine will be lifted and you will be supported extra no matter where you are seated. Your blood circulation will be improved when you see that your weight is displaced and evenly shifted across your tailbone area.
If you are wanting to take this pillow with you without the entire world knowing that you have it you may find that an inflatable option is the best. You can inflate the pillow to the proper fill for your comfort level and when you are done you can deflate the pillow and pack it away.
This pillow is not just lightweight and easily portable but it is easy to store and does not take up space. You can hide it away in your closet, under the bed, in a desk drawer or even in your bag or briefcase.
Because it is inflatable it is fully adjustable and can be firmed up or softened depending on your needs and comfort level. This option is also relatively cheap compared to others so if you do like it then you are not wasting a huge amount of money.
Don’t let the price on this one scare you away, though it is much more expensive, it is an investment into your comfort and physical wellbeing. The pillow is round and comes with contours for your legs and your tailbone to allow you to have maximum comfort.
Aylio markets this pillow as being extremely durable and able to withstand the constant everyday use. It can handle long term use and hours of sitting on the cushion and will not deplete in mass and comfort.
There is a high density memory foam in the pillow that remembers your body and the needs you have and contour to you. The cushion supports up to 250 pounds and is one that can be used long term.
There is a velour cover that is soft and feels good against your skin and clothes and is not scratchy or harmful. The cover can be easily removed and is machine washable to allow you to keep the pillow clean and fresh regardless of what spills or how much sweat it collects.
Carex Health Brands’ pillow is the cheapest on this list but it is cheap only in price not in quality of the product. This is an inflatable rubber ring that allows for adjustment and durability.
You can fill the ring to the max fill like to have a firm cushion or you can deflate it to be a softer, yet still supported pillow. Not only is the hole in the center of the cushion great for you to relieve the pain and pressure on a sensitive point but the cushion will keep your legs and tailbone relaxed as well.
The rubber pillow does not come with a cover or case but you can simply sponge clean it or wipe it with a cloth. You do not have to worry about it staying clean or collecting sweat, you can just brush it off.
The pillow is not too large or too small but the perfect size to fit any and every chair that you have in your home, car or office building. You can easily deflate and store the pillow without anyone knowing what you have with you.
Easy to clean
Whether you are looking for a hemorrhoid pillow or just a donut pillow for other issues in your tailbone area, I hope this list has helped you out. Pillows for hemorrhoids are typically referred to as donut pillows due to their shape of being a cushion with a hole in the center.
This well allows for you to comfortably sit and displace the weight from the center of your bum to the surrounding areas. You can comfortably sit with your weight resting on your legs and lower back rather than all of it sitting on your tailbone.
Try out the pillows on this list and if you are not completely happy with your purchase you can typically return it without issue. Once you’ve had time to adjust to the pillow you will begin to feel relief and love the cushion under you.