Whether road biking, mountain biking, or participating in a triathlon or duathlon, common overuse injuries related to cycling are knee pain (example: patellofemoral syndrome), low back and neck pain, or wrist and hand pain due to postural and force generating demands.
In addition there is a chance for impact injuries including fractures from a fall (example: clavicle fracture), contusions (think of contact with a tree or obstacle while mountain biking or the pavement road biking), or head injury.
To discuss your treatment options, contact one of our sports injury focused Physical Therapists. Call or text 309.231.0676
important information About concussions
Due to the potential for forceful impact, participants are at risk for concussions. It is important to seek medical advice after a head injury and physical therapists are part of the team of trained healthcare professionals that can treat this condition.
Together, your healthcare professional and your physical therapist can:
- perform baseline concussion testing including screens for cognition, concentration, memory and the neurological system.
- evaluate and treat post-concussion symptoms to help athletes safely progress back to normal sports participation.
For more information, read our Concussion page.