Cycling can be a source of fun and exercise – but it can also lead to injury and pain. Cycling is known for injuries caused by high speed falls. Often overlooked are the repetitive cycling injuries that can cause pain unnecessarily.
Common Cycling Injuries
Common cycling injuries include:
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Patellar Tendonitis
- Broken Clavicle or Scaphoid
- Lower Back Pain
- Neck Pain
If you are experiencing pain or injury from cycling, consider seeing a physical therapist for an evaluation.
Preventing Cycling Injuries
The first step to preventing cycling injuries is to ensure that your bike is properly set up and adjusted.
If you still can’t get comfortable on your bike, consider seeing a physical therapist for a musculoskeletal evaluation. The video below explains how physical therapy can help cyclists to prevent injury: