Cycling today comes in many guises. For example road racing, touring, mountain biking and of course spinning at the gym. A (tour) trip on a race bicycle calls for other physical exertion than a woodland trip on a mountain bike. The most commonly occurring injuries as a result of cycling are back, neck, hand and knee injuries. As a result of a fall, head injuries, grazes, fractures and bruising can occur.

Neck and back
During cycling, you often maintain a single posture for a long time. For the back and neck, this is burdensome. To prevent this load resulting in overuse, it is important that the bicycle be correctly adjusted. To prevent back problems, the position of the saddle is of major importance. In the event of threatened neck problems, raising the height of the handlebars can offer a solution.

Hand
Because of the long periods of supporting your weight on your hands, the pressure on the nerves of the hand can lead to a tingling feeling. Possible solutions are wearing cycling gloves, applying different strapping to the handlebars and regularly changing grip.

Head
Wearing a helmet can prevent serious head injury. In addition, you can take a number of measures to reduce the risk of falling. Make sure your equipment is well maintained. Correctly functioning brakes, clean click plates (to enable you to easily release the foot) and a bell when cycling in busy traffic conditions.

Knee
As a result of repeated bending and stretching of the knee during cycling, a whole series of structures around the knee can become overloaded. Possibilities relate to the movements of the kneecap and the tendons and muscles around the knee. To prevent these tissues becoming overloaded, the setting of the bicycle is essential. In particular the correct positioning of the click plates for the cycling shoes is of vital importance. In this process, take into account the natural position of the lower leg in respect of your knees. A saddle set too high or too low can also cause problems around the knee. If problems persist, wearing a Push Sports patella brace or Push Sports knee brace can help.

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