Many sports related injuries require physical therapy and rehabilitation in order to fully recover. The experienced therapists at West Michigan Rehab + Pain Center are skilled at diagnosing sports related injuries and creating specific treatment plans unique to your injury and body.
It is always good to treat injuries at the earliest stages whenever possible. Often times simple home exercise plans can prevent injuries by strengthening the affected area, which can also prevent additional injury to a different part of the body part due to overcompensation for the original injury.
No cyclist is immune to injury or knee pain and both the competitive and the recreational cyclist is at risk. Knee pain can be the result of several common repetitive motions and actions. Pain in the knee cap or outer knee is often a sign of an injury or condition associated with certain repetitive motions or cycling injuries.
The most common injuries involving cycling typically result from poor bike fit or improper biking technique. These unforeseen injuries can frequently cause specific injuries or conditions such as:
There are a few important steps you can take in order to minimize your chances of incurring a knee injury while biking. Proper foot position and footwear can help to lower the amount of stress and impact to other parts of the body when peddling.
It is important to have a professional fit and set up your bike specifically for your body. This will ensure that the saddle and handle bars are properly positioned. Also, maintaining the correct tire pressure and having regular tune ups and maintenance performed will keep your bike in top condition, requiring less energy when riding. These simple actions can significantly lower your risk of injury and allow you to ride quicker and farther!
West Michigan Rehab + Pain Center offers a full-range of physical therapy options to treat sports related injuries at both Greater Grand Rapids office locations.
We invite you to contact us and begin the healing journey, so you can get back out there!
If you have any questions or would like additional information please submit a contact request or call us at 616-447-4090.
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