Mountain Biking Injuries

ACL Reconstruction – stair climbing

in Anterior Cruciate Ligament, Athletics injuries, Cycling injuries, Knee injuries, Mountain Biking Injuries

Stair climbing after surgery works for ACL-reconstructed athletes During the recovery and rehabilitation period following ACL reconstructions, athletes often engage in bicycle exercise in order to maintain fitness and sustain leg-muscle strength. A potential additional advantage of cycling exercise is that it is believed to place little stress on the recovering knee joint, compared to... MORE

Haematuria – what to do when you’re peeing pink

in Athletics injuries, Basketball injuries, Boxing injuries, Mountain Biking Injuries, Rugby injuries, Sports injury treatment, Tennis injuries, Wrist injuries

Dear Editor, I am a triathlete, and after a particularly tough workout recently I found my urine had turned pink. My GP didn’t seem to know anything about it. Can you tell me if it’s serious, or what? [adsense:336×280:1772170819] Dave Roberts Wolverhampton (Jim Bledsoe replies:) You’re not the only one. Here are three examples from... MORE

Cyclists’ knee injuries – patellofemoral syndrome

in Cycling injuries, Injury prevention, Knee injuries, Knee pain, Leg injuries, Mountain Biking Injuries

[adsense:336×280:1772170819] Cycling has grown steadily in popularity over the last 20 years, as sports-active people have gradually come to realise that it represents a fantastic way to improve fitness in a ‘joint-friendly’ manner (ie, without the repetitive joint-impact forces associated with running). Overall, cycling is considered to be much less injury-producing than running, and indeed... MORE

Using cross training for injury prevention and performance gains

in Cycling injuries, Endurance injuries, Mountain Biking Injuries, Rowing injuries, Rugby injuries, Swimming injuries, Triathlon injuries, Weight training injuries

Cross training, the use of a different method of training to your normal activity, has been around for years. For example, rowers have not only used weight training as an alternative mode of exercise to improve performances at the regatta but also employ endurance activities off the water, such as running and cycling, to complement... MORE

Some tips to beat a swollen Achilles tendon, and...

in Achilles tendinopathy, Foot Injuries, Injury prevention, Mountain Biking Injuries, Sports injury treatment, Toe injuries

A swollen Achilles tendon or consistent pain in the Achilles tendon area is an all too common affliction for athletes the world over. Fortunately, there are a number of good Achilles tendon exercises that can help strengthen the affected area. [adsense:336×280:1772170819] How do you make sure that all of your careful rest and therapy, the... MORE

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