Chiropractic Care for Cyclists: Reduce Injury, Improve Performance

Whether you cycle for your career, or enjoy cycling as a regular hobby, back and neck pain should not interfere with your ability to enjoy riding.

Chiropractic care is beneficial for all athletes, including cyclists. Chiropractic care relies on the body’s natural ability to heal itself, providing a natural and safe way to reduce injury, lessen the time needed to recover from a previous injury, as well as ensure proper joint movement.

Common cycling injuries include fractures, strains, and sprains. Another common problem is radiating pain in the hand or forearm caused by impeded blood flow and nerve signals. As a cyclist, hand and wrist injuries are common due to the amount of pressure placed on the wrist.

Upper back pain, neck soreness, and hip issues are also common among cyclists. Misalignment in the spine can prevent proper rib movement and cause shallow breathing.

Creating better alignment in the spine and ensuring proper joint movement is essential for cyclists. Chiropractic care can improve information processing speed, healing and injury recovery time, as well as range of motion and cardiovascular functioning. In addition, regular chiropractic care can reduce overall pain and muscle tightness.

Whether you are experiencing pain in your elbows, wrists, knees, shoulders, or back, chiropractic care would be beneficial for the longevity of your cycling career. Even those cyclists who are not currently experiencing pain can benefit from care. One of the greatest benefits to long-term chiropractic care is reducing the risk of future injury.

In addition to adjusting the spine, Dr. David Shapiro is able to fit your feet with orthotic inserts for your shoes. This can help provide arch support, as well as lift one leg if there is a need. Many hip, knee, and foot problems can be much improved with the addition of orthotics.

If you are a cyclist, strongly consider making an appointment with Dr. David Shapiro, who has been practicing in the Denver area for 17 years. He would be happy to talk with you about cycling injuries, preventing future injuries, or increasing your cycling performance.

Call 303.504.4800 to make an appointment today.