With the increased popularity of cycling comes an increase in cycling-related injuries. In fact, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, injuries among adult bicyclists are up since 1998. While the worst injuries are often a result of a crash or collision, the chances of either of these happening are fairly low. But the chances of non-crash related injuries resulting instead from bad posture, improper bike fit or repetitive movements are more likely to plague cyclists. Luckily, all of these common cycling injuries are easily preventable if dealt with before they become an issue.
Let’s take a look at some of the most common cycling injuries and how to prevent them: