by Dr. Jen Moehring-Schmidt, PT, DPT, OCS
While the sport of cycling may not account for as many injuries as football, running, or gymnastics, riding a bike can still be guilty of causing some nagging aches and pains. Sometimes these can be frustrating enough to cause an athlete to reconsider cycling at all!
Because cycling is primarily a non-impact, non weight-bearing sport, overuse injuries - in the absence of trauma - tend to be less frequent. However, due to the repetitive nature of the sport, cyclists are prone to experience some form of injury at any given time. As intensity, frequency and duration increase, so do the chances of sustaining an overuse (non-traumatic) injury.Read More