Common Cycling Injuries

Along with riding can sometimes be falls and injuries. There are a lot of common injuries that can be identified and treated. However, if an injury is persisting you should get it checked out promptly to ensure the right treatment to get back on track. 

Here are some of the most common biking accidents according to cycling weekly:

Impact Injuries:

  • Concussions
  • Broken Bones (The most common break is the collarbone)
  • Road Rash (“This is grazing of the skin caused by hitting, and often skidding along, the tarmac”)

Lower Back Pain:

“Hours spent curled over the handlebars mean that one of the most common injuries cyclist suffer with is lower back pain.” Injury to your lower back can cause injury elsewhere so it is important to evaluate, treat and adapt to not further injure yourself. 

Knee Pain:

Knee pain can be caused by riding a bike that isn’t a good fit for you. For example if the saddle is too high or low. 

Wrist arm hand and neck pain

“Pains around the neck and wrists are often caused when too much pressure is being transmitted through the upper body.”

Neck pain can be caused if the handle bars are not high enough.

Wrist pain can be caused if the angle of your handlebars is not correct. 

Foot Pain

‘Hot foot’ – a burning sensation, numbness or pain on the underside of the foot is common.

This could occur if the shoes are too tight and or you are wearing too thick of socks. You need to allow more room in your shoes. 

Saddle Sores

Saddle sores cause discomfort due to the raised skin caused by the saddle. “If a rider starts to sit lop-sided on the saddle, trying to avoid pressure to the skin, other injuries can arise and these may be harder to treat.”

These are just a few of the most common biking injuries. If an injury persists you should always contact a specialist to receive the proper treatment.