Getting a Handle on Cycling Injuries
One primary discomfort mountain bikers face is aching wrists. When cyclists grip the handlebars of their bikes, the repeated shocks that occur over rocky terrain can cause “handlebar palsy”. The condition is characterized by numbness; tingling; and pain in the arm, hand, wrist, and little finger. One way to circumvent this problem is to be sure the bike is the right fit for the rider’s size. Riders should wear padded gloves, as well as pad their handlebars. It also helps to sit in a more upright posture that exerts led weight and pressure on the wrists and hands.
Regular visits to the chiropractor can also help treat and alleviate other bike-related problems such as piriformis syndrome and cyclist’s knee. If you’re a biking enthusiast who’s seeking chiropractic care to treat a sports-related injury or to prevent injury on the bike trail, then give our office a call at (860) 621-2225 today.
We can help with conditioning and exercises to enhance speed and flexibility, manipulations to improve range of motion and adjustments to strengthen balance and improve posture and alignment. Studies have shown regular chiropractic care helps athletes recover more quickly and heal properly, reducing pain and diminishing inflammation so they can back on the bike sooner. We are located at 200 Queen Street, Southington.
P.S. Cyclists should avoid hunching their shoulders, which contributes to tightness in the neck and the lower back pain.