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Posted on 04-05-2018

Bicycle Accident Injury Treatment in Westminster, Lakewood, and Aurora

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Bicycling is one of the most effective forms of exercise to take advantage of. Not only can it increase joint mobility but it can also decrease fat body levels and strengthen your bones. It's also a great way to burn calories and lose weight. More so, it can increase muscle strength as well as act as a prevention measure for certain diseases. Unfortunately, though, bicycle accidents are quite common. Whether it be getting hit by a moving vehicle or bicycling off the road and sustaining an injury, recovering from an accident is imperative. For now, let's take a look at common bicycle injuries and how to recover from them. 

What Are the Most Common Types of Bicycle Injuries?

Knee pain is one of the most common injuries sustained by bicyclists. This is why it is so important to make sure the seat and pedals are at a height that accommodates your height. Most of the time, when knee pain is endured by a cyclist, this is known as cyclist's knee. Another common type of injury sustained by those riding bikes is muscle tightness. When too much muscle tightness occurs, this can lead to tearing in the muscles, which can lead to extreme pain. Other common injuries include:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Muscle fatigue
  • Saddle sores

How Can Bicycle Injuries Be Treated?

The type of injury that you have sustained will determine the best form of treatment. For many types of bicycle injuries, chiropractic care and massage therapy can be used to fully recover. It's also important to note that even if you haven't been injured, chiropractic care can still be of benefit to you as a cyclist. Not only will it provide you with better muscle tone and balance, but it can also enhance the healing time that it takes to recover if you were to become injured. 

Make An Appointment Today

If you would like to learn more about bicycle injuries and how to properly recover from them, please contact a chiropractor with Metro Denver Accident and Injury Centers today. 

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