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Stretching Therapy to avert the cycling injuries
September 6, 2011
7:55 pm
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chirosportscogee
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Cycling is
a healthy activity that people can enjoy at any age, individually or in groups.
However, avid cyclists are prone to many injuries and conditions as a result of
long hours in the saddle that lead to tightened muscles and in order to prevent
such injuries you must now of the appropriate Coogee chiropractic care. Back,
neck, knee, and foot problems are the most common ailments, with the symptoms
ranging from discomfort to extreme pain.

The sport
of cycling requires the rider to use muscles throughout the body: arms,
shoulders, back, hips, legs, and feet. The rectus abdominis, obliques, hip
flexors, and spinal erectors help the rider maintain balance and strength. The
deltoids, biceps, and triceps support the leaning position.

Muscles
are never fully extended or retracted during cycling, so they tend to shorten
and tighten.

By correctly stretching these muscles, cyclists can
enjoy their activity without risk of pain or injury, including many common
ailments suffered by cycling enthusiasts:

Lower back
pain:

Bending over to reach handlebars puts strain on the lower back. The muscles
tighten after an extended time in this position.

Muscle
strain:

Overuse without allowing time for muscles to rest can lead to strains or tears.
Depending on the number of fibers that are torn, the pain can be severe.

Patellar
tendonitis:

The pedaling motion can lead to patellar tendonitis through overuse or
incorrect pedaling form. The tendon becomes inflamed from rubbing against the
bone.

Knee
bursitis:

The bursa that cushions the knee tendons and ligaments becomes inflamed,
potentially from the repetitive pedaling motion.

By correctly stretching these muscles, cyclists can
enjoy their activity without risk of pain or injury, including many common
ailments suffered by cycling enthusiasts:

Lower back
pain:

Bending over to reach handlebars puts strain on the lower back. The muscles
tighten after an extended time in this position.

Muscle strain:

Overuse without allowing time for muscles to rest can lead to strains or tears.
Depending on the number of fibers that are torn, the pain can be severe.

Patellar
tendonitis:

The pedaling motion can lead to patellar tendonitis through overuse or
incorrect pedaling form. The tendon becomes inflamed from rubbing against the
bone.

Knee bursitis:

The bursa that cushions the knee tendons and ligaments becomes inflamed,
potentially from the repetitive pedaling motion.

The
bursa that cushions the knee tendons and ligaments becomes inflamed,
potentially from the repetitive pedaling motion.

In
minor cases, the knee becomes swollen and red. If the bursa ruptures, causing
the fluid to leak, the vital cushioning is severely reduced.

Illotibial
band syndrome:

This tendon-like band connects the outside of the thigh to the bottom of the
knee. When the illotibial band tightens, it can pull the knee joint out of
alignment, causing inflammation and pain.

Plantar
fasciitis:

The plantar fascia runs along the bottom of the foot, from the heel to the
ball. Pedaling can strain this tendon, causing inflammation and pain and you
might need sprained ankles treatment.

September 14, 2011
10:46 pm
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chirosportscogee,

 

On Behalf of AAC, we would like to welcome and thank you for your participation in the forum. We believe that proper therapy is good which can be applied by those who needed it here. Many members in this forum have been continuously seeking for support from any life issues they have and your contribution is of great help.

We look forward for more of your helpful posts and information.

September 26, 2011
5:49 pm
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Hi there, thanks for the warm welcome. I am grateful that the group appreciate my post. Thanks all. 🙂

October 30, 2014
2:21 am
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