If you’re among the many mountain bikers and cyclists looking to ride out the COVID-19 pandemic while staying healthy, active, safe, and working on your joint health, then our expert cycling guidelines should help you avoid a variety of injuries.
Bruises, scrapes, and minor cuts are all common for cyclists, and sports medicine specialists frequently see broken collarbones and wrists as well as muscle strains and sprains—but more serious injuries are possible, especially if a cyclist crashes or collides with another rider or a motorist.
When gearing up to go for a ride, follow these safety tips to stay safe and avoid injury:
If you think you’ve suffered a fracture, have muscular pain, or experience joint instability after a fall, see a doctor as soon as possible. If you hit your head or have bleeding that won’t stop after a few minutes, you should go to an emergency room or urgent care facility immediately.
To learn more about bike safety, exercising for joint health, or to be seen by one of our total joint care experts at Desert Orthopaedic Center for a bone, joint, or muscle injury, call (702) 930-8234 or request an appointment online.