As Tour de France fever grips the country, club cyclists and enthusiastic amateurs will be motivated to get on their bikes.
Cycling is a great form of exercise for all ages helping to get you fit, reduce your risk of heart disease and high blood pressure, reduce cholesterol and due to the massive endorphin release it can help lift your mood.
Due to the low impact on joints it is less likely to lead to sprains and strains than other exercise alternatives like running.
But that doesn't mean that injuries do not occur, even at amateur level.
Read on to find out how Chiropractic can help you with both recovery and prevention of cycling injuries.
However, knee injuries, including patellofemoral pain syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome and ligament sprains are the most common cycling injuries mainly due to overuse or falls but also related to dysfunction of surrounding joints.
Chiropractic treatment can help you recover quicker from an injury!
Treatment by chiropractors may involve manipulation or ‘adjustments’ to the affected area and also surrounding joints to increase movement and restore normal function, along with soft tissue therapy, laser therapy and dry needling techniques.
If you feel pain during or after cycling, don’t ignore it!
The longer you leave an injury or pain the longer it takes to correct and treat it!
We hope that this information helps you stay injury-free and helps you continue to enjoy your cycling. Happy cycling!
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