Cycling injuries of the lower extremity

Tony Wanich, Christopher Hodgkins, Jean Allain Columbier, Erika Muraski, John G. Kennedy

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Abstract

Cycling is an increasingly popular recreational and competitive activity, and cycling-related injuries are becoming more common. Many common cycling injuries of the lower extremity are preventable. These include knee pain, patellar quadriceps tendinitis, iliotibial band syndrome, hip pain, medial tibial stress syndrome, stress fracture, compartment syndrome, numbness of the foot, and metatarsalgia. Injury is caused by a combination of inadequate preparation, inappropriate equipment, poor technique, and overuse. Nonsurgical management may include rest, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroid injection, ice, a reduction in training intensity, orthotics, night splints, and physical therapy. Injury prevention should be the focus, with particular attention to bicycle fit and alignment, appropriate equipment, proper rider position and pedaling mechanics, and appropriate training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)748-756
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Volume15
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Lower Extremity
Wounds and Injuries
Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Foot
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome
Metatarsalgia
Pain
Compartment Syndromes
Equipment and Supplies
Tendinopathy
Stress Fractures
Splints
Hypesthesia
Ice
Mechanics
Hip
Knee
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Injections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Wanich, T., Hodgkins, C., Columbier, J. A., Muraski, E., & Kennedy, J. G. (2007). Cycling injuries of the lower extremity. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 15(12), 748-756.

Cycling injuries of the lower extremity. / Wanich, Tony; Hodgkins, Christopher; Columbier, Jean Allain; Muraski, Erika; Kennedy, John G.

In: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Vol. 15, No. 12, 12.2007, p. 748-756.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wanich, T, Hodgkins, C, Columbier, JA, Muraski, E & Kennedy, JG 2007, 'Cycling injuries of the lower extremity', Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, vol. 15, no. 12, pp. 748-756.
Wanich T, Hodgkins C, Columbier JA, Muraski E, Kennedy JG. Cycling injuries of the lower extremity. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2007 Dec;15(12):748-756.
Wanich, Tony ; Hodgkins, Christopher ; Columbier, Jean Allain ; Muraski, Erika ; Kennedy, John G. / Cycling injuries of the lower extremity. In: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2007 ; Vol. 15, No. 12. pp. 748-756.
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