Common cycling injuries and how to treat them

890234Cycling is a common pastime sport, whether done as a social activity or more competitively, and it is great for general health and wellbeing. Despite that fact, cycling is a repetitive motion in its purest form, which over time can cause wear and tear, and the very real possibility of an injury as a result.

Anyone who has suffered a painful injury due to cycling will understand the pain and discomfort this can cause, and there is no chance of getting back on that bicycle until the injury has completely healed, and strength has been regained to the area affected.

Here at Neurobalance, we are highly experienced at dealing with a wide range of cycling injuries, and Sydney chiropractor, Rachael Veronesi, is on hand to administer highly effective and holistic chiropractic treatment, helping you get back on the bike, literally, much faster.

Of course, if you crash during a cycling expedition, then you could cause yourself an injury, and that in itself is a totally different situation. However, cycling as a sport overall can cause injury due to repetition and wear and tear. We see many common types of injury due to cycling, including back pain, knee pain and injury, and lower leg pain and injury. Muscle fatigue can play a huge part in cycling injuries, stretching the major muscle groups to their limit, and then causing possible tears and strains, which can take a while to right themselves.

Chiropractic exercises and gentle adjustments help right the body’s natural balance, boosting blood flow, increasing elasticity, and kick-starting the body’s own healing processes; all without the need for powerful drugs or the surgeon’s knife, which obviously comes with a much longer lay-off period.

Trying to avoid injury in the first place is obviously the best starting point, and this can be done by ensuring your bicycle is set up correctly, with the saddle at the right height and position, and the clips on the pedals working correctly to avoid over-gripping on the pedalling motion. Sitting correctly, with a good posture, during cycling is also so important to avoiding neck and back problems.

Knee injuries are some of the most common seen by chiropractors in relation to cyclists, and this is not only due to that repetitive motion we talked about, but also over-stretching to reach the pedals. Again, it’s important to set your bicycle up correctly, but chiropractic methods are very effective in treating stretched muscles, and problems with the knee joint itself.

If you are at all concerned about how injury could stop you enjoying your cycling pastime to the max, or about a current injury you are experiencing, then don’t hesitate to call the practice now on 02 9938 5456 to arrange an appointment. We can help give you valuable advice in order to prevent a cycling injury, as well as offering a range of chiropractic treatment options to put right a current injury caused by your sporting pastime of choice.

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