There’s nothing like the speed and agile freedom of cycling. Whether you’re into mountain biking, racing or pedaling through your daily commute, it’s a fantastic, low-impact way to get your heart pumping. But sometimes it isn’t quite as low-impact as you’d like. Cycling should never hurt your joints — and if it does, you should seek medical intervention as soon as possible, before things get worse.
As in most sports, cycling injuries can happen due to either overuse or trauma. But when it comes to cycling, there’s an extra factor that is especially crucial to consider: bicycle fit. Improper sizing can cause excess strain or pressure on your joints, which can quickly lead to painful overuse injuries — especially in your knees, wrists and lower back. When you come to Andrews Sports Medicine, you’ll have access to some of the leading sports medicine doctors with years of experience in diagnosing and treating orthopaedic conditions in cyclists. We offer both surgical and nonsurgical orthopaedic treatment options for conditions such as:
- Achilles Tendon Rupture
- Elbow Bursitis
- Facet Joint Disorder
- Sprained Ankle
- Carpal Tunnel
- Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Plus, our sports medicine physicians lead the field of injury prevention research and education. Your orthopaedic treatment plan will include specialized injury prevention counseling to help you reduce or avoid future orthopaedic problems.
If you’ve experienced cycling injuries, get checked out as soon as possible. Call us at (205) 939-3699 or request an appointment using our online form. You can also explore our Physician Finder to choose an orthopaedic specialist for your particular injury.
Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center provides expert orthopaedic treatment for cycling injuries in AL.