With the Santos Tour Down Under under in town again we see an increase in the number of people cycling on our streets.
Cycling is a great way to keep fit and get where you want to go. It is often considered an excellent fitness activity for it’s low impact.
Whilst cycling is a low impact sport it is not the most forgiving for other parts of the body.
Below is an image from the Chiropractic Association of Australia (CAA) which shows some of the common issues that can result from cycling.
Many of these issues are a result of incorrect bike size or setup. Others are due to poor riding technique, while others are due to exerting too much or too fast.
We see these issues regularly in clinic.