Cycling Injuries are unique and requires special attention not just to the cyclist but also to the bike he/she is riding. As the popularity of this sport increases, there is a growing demand for treatment and prevention of cycling associated injuries.
The Sole Clinic understands the need to provide professional and useful solutions to injured cyclists. Cycling injuries can be broadly categorised into traumatic or overuse injuries.
Common traumatic cycling injuries may include acromioclavicular (AC) joint sprains, clavicle fractures (due to crashes) and elbow dislocations if the cyclists happen to break their fall with locked elbows.
Overuse injuries due to excessive cycling include patellar tendinitis, ITB syndrome, hip muscle strains, neck aches and lower back pain. These injuries tend to occur due to over-training and poor bike fits causing muscles imbalances and thus leading to pain.
Treatment of such ailments will require an accurate understanding of the interactions between the bike components (ie saddle height, stem length, frame size) and the physical condition of the cyclist (ie flexibility, posture, endurance of muscles required in cycling). The key to treating overuse injuries from cycling is to have a bio-mechanical assessment and identification of the contributing factors to the injuries. Early treatment is essential to prevent a small injury from becoming a wearisome chronic one.
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