Adelaide is an excellent place for cycling. With the blue skies, lush greenery, and planned layout of the city, there’s no reason for you not to break out the bike. However, you may find cycling physically challenging, especially in your joints and back. It can put a little bit of strain on these areas. Very often, cyclists pay serious money for the latest high-tech bike but still wonder why they either end up creating new injuries or exacerbating old ones. Stop wondering and start seeing your local chiropractor Adelaide
Cycling involves repetitive movements in your knees and hips. The wear and tear of this sport can pull your body out of alignment. It also can amplify any hidden anatomical abnormalities that you already have. But before you go selling your bike and gear, worry not because chiropractic care can enhance the health of your joints by keeping restrictions removed. This helps keep the pain away, which is crucial for enjoying the bike ride. Specifically, here’s a list of conditions that chiropractors could help cyclists with.
Your glutes are big, powerful muscles that are one of the key players in cycling. When they get tight, your hips won’t move the way they’re supposed to. Chiropractic doctors commonly see the sacroiliac joint gets locked up and not function properly in cyclists. The stress in the hips travels down the leg, causing cyclists to experience knee pain – one of the most common complaints a chiropractor Adelaide sees.
Misaligned Lower Back
Another common condition that people seek chiropractic adjustments for is low back pain. It is common in the cycling community, and of course the population at large. Hunching over the handlebars is physiologically similar to hunching over a desk. This can stretch out your back muscles, and when combined with tight hamstrings and hip flexors in cyclists, can make your spine lose its natural, healthy curvature. It will then put stress on your spine, especially in the low back (lumbar) region.
In addition to chiropractic Adelaide adjustment, cyclists also need core strength and range of motion exercises, and of course, proper bike fit.
Chiropractors see their share of riders coming in complaining of tingling, numb hands. This condition can originate from compression in the upper back or from issues in the wrist joint itself. Again, it’s essential to keep your hands comfortable by having a proper bike fit and practising ideal cycling techniques to prevent overreaching and undue stress and compression.
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