Dealing with the After Effects of a Cycling Injury? We Can Help

Riding your bike can be a great way to get aerobic exercise and stay in shape. As with any other sport or physical activity, you risk injury every time you get on your bike. Endurance Rehab has helped numerous patients with a cycling injury in Scottsdale, AZ. Our physical therapy program covers a wide range of exercises and injury types.

Most Common Types of Cycling Injuries

Head injuries are one of the most typical injuries sustained while cycling, and they can result in a concussion or a more severe traumatic brain injury. The good news is that head trauma sustained from cycling is largely preventable by wearing a helmet that fits your head securely. Taking this simple and inexpensive step can reduce your chances of sustaining a head injury by as much as 85 percent.

Since nothing is foolproof, you may find yourself dealing with the effects of a cycling-related head injury even if you did wear a helmet. We encourage you to contact us right away to learn more about our concussion program so you can get back on your bike as soon as possible.

Back, Knee, and Neck Pain

These types of pain usually result from overusing certain muscles rather than some type of accident. They can cause chronic pain that interferes with your daily life if you don’t address the issue. Endurance Rehab offers squat and deadlift technique training, electrical stimulation, infrared laser, core strengthening, and several other tailored exercises to help you live without pain.

Don’t Let a Cycling Injury Keep You on the Sidelines

Dealing with a cycling injury in Scottsdale, AZ, can be disheartening when it has become such a big part of your life. Please contact us to learn more about how physical therapy can speed up your recovery process.

What is Repetitive Stress Injury?

Repetitive stress injury is an umbrella term used to describe a wide range of physical injuries with an underlying cause of repetitive movements. The repetitive movements may occur from exertion, vibration, compression or certain awkward positions that are sustained. In other words, repetitive stress injury can happen from both movement and non-movement. Physical therapy in Scottsdale, AZ treats repetitive stress injury and its symptoms.

Common Causes of Repetitive Stress Injury

The most common cause of repetitive stress injury (RSI) that people think of is tennis elbow. While this is common, there are many others, such as:

  • RSI from construction work using vibrating tools
  • RSI from running/jogging/swimming and other sports
  • RSI from construction work involving lifting/holding things above shoulder level for sustained periods of time
  • And many more

If you suspect that you have a repetitive stress injury, contact your physical therapist for treatment.

Why Do Repetitive Stress Injuries Occur?

The body is designed to move in many different directions and to be able to exert physical strength while doing so. But repetitive motions introduce constant stress, which the body isn’t designed for. Certain mechanisms are involved, including:

Microtrauma

This amounts to an accumulation of small traumas to muscles, tendons and tissues, without sufficient recovery time in between.

Fatigue

Overuse of muscles during RSI can cause strain and muscle fatigue.

Inflammation

Sometimes an inflammatory response is triggered with RSI. Without adequate recovery time, persistent inflammation can lead to damaged tissue.

Nerve Compression

This is when RSI compresses certain nerves and reduces blood flow, causes inflammation.

Improper Alignment

If movements aren’t executed well, the resulting strain on muscles and tendons can result in RSI.

Repetitive stress injury in Scottsdale, AZ can be treated with a variety of methods. To restore optimal function, contact us for an assessment of the injury and to receive a treatment plan suited specifically for your injury. We look forward to helping you get past the repetitive stress injury and helping you to avoid them in the future.