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How to Prevent Bicycling Injuries

How to Prevent Bicycling Injuries

Bicycling — whether it be on the open road, on a stationary bike, or in spinning classes — is a phenomenal way to get into shape and stay that way. Unfortunately, the sport may also up the risk of a myriad of injuries.

Cyclists may cut their risk of developing bike-related neck and back pain with regularly scheduled chiropractic.

Additional prevention strategies include the following:

  • Stretching exercises
  • Shortening the handlebar reach
  • Adjusting the tip of the saddle angle slightly upward (10 to 15 degrees)
  • Regularly changing hand and arm position on the handlebars
  • Keeping elbows slightly flexed while riding
  • Maintain a regular tune-up for your bicycle
  • Choose a padded seat and padded biking shorts
  • Opt for traffic-free bike paths whenever possible
  • Leave headsets at home when biking on the road to remain aware of possible dangers

The chiropractic approach to preventing sports injuries aims to eliminate possible risk factors before the onset of pain.  When injury does occur, chiropractic care allows cyclists get back in peddling shape swiftly.Dr. Barbara Smith
Chiropractor and Health Education

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