Cycling obviously works your legs quite a bit, particularly the joints on your legs. Knees are some of the most important joints on your body, especially if you are an athlete of any kind. Cycling knee pain is common, and can prevent you from taking full advantage of your bike. There are many potential causes of this pain, and many different ways to help prevent it. We at Utah Bicycle Lawyers are avid cyclists, and strive to help our fellow cyclists through our work. This post identifies some basic ways to prevent aching knees.
If your cycling-related pain is more than simple aches or soreness, we may be able to help. If you are injured on your bike due to someone else’s carelessness or recklessness, you may have an accident case. Contact us today for a free case consultation!
Preventing/Easing Cycling Knee Pain
Here are some basic suggestions for preventing and easing cycling knee pain.
- Take it easy for a bit
Try easing the intensity of your training for a period of time, and see if the pain goes away. It may be that constant training is simply taking a toll on your knees, and they need some time to recover. Ride fewer hills, for shorter distances, or in other ways that can make your ride a little easier.
- Make adjustments on your bike
Adjustments can make a big difference for your knees. Try changing your seat height and setback and cleat position. These changes can help relieve some stress on your knees.
Focus more on your pre-ride stretching workout. This can loosen up your knee muscles and help prevent more problems.
Your Utah Bicycle Lawyers
As we mentioned above, sometimes bike-related aches go beyond cycling knee pain. Sometimes, serious accidents cause debilitating injuries. In these situations, it is important to explore your possibilities in an accident case. If you are injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible for compensation. As Utah’s Bicycle Lawyers, we are uniquely qualified and prepared to help you. We are cyclists ourselves, and know how to approach bicycle accident cases. Contact us today for a free case consultation!
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