Causes and Management of Road Cycling Injuries.

We are seeing a large increase in people taking up cycling as a hobby, particularly after finishing playing a contact sport for many years.  This may lead to different muscle groups being used and different stresses being placed on joints that have had previous injuries. Cycling like swimming is a sport offer perceived to be an option which will not put too much stress on joints and may be taken lightly.

We are now beginning to understand that in order to gain the trust of cyclists that we need not just  to have the knowledge regarding the injury itself but also  the understanding of how the bike should fit the patient correctly. We are now able to assess the cyclist by asking them to bring the bike in and sit them on a Turbo. We find this to be very effective in managing as well as treating the individuals problem.

Musculoskeletal Injuries in Sporting Children

Musculoskeletal injuries in children has been an area long neglected . There is a real possibility of missing diagnosis in this vulnerable age group and a possible mismanagement of cases.
Recently we have attended a course run by Sid Ahmed who is an expert in this field. It highlighted problems particularly in the lower and upper limb including growth related problems which sometimes can be dismissed as growing pains.
It was extremely useful course which will enhance our ability to correctly prevent issues developing in the young sporting child.