2017, Injury prevention -

Cycling Soreness

If bicycle riding is a sore topic, attempt elevating the handlebars.

Strain from the saddle may cause numbness and ache within the genitals and perineum (between the genitals and anus) in addition to nerve harm and sexual dysfunction, not simply in males, but additionally in girls.

As proven in a examine within the Journal of Sexual Medication, which included 48 girls cyclists, handlebars that have been decrease than the seat elevated stress on the perineum and decreased vaginal and labial sensation. Set the handlebars excessive sufficient so that you’re sitting upright.

Different ideas: alter the saddle’s angle to a extra horizontal place; set its top so that you just don’t wobble back and forth as you pedal; attempt a wider seat (particularly you probably have hemorrhoids) or one with strategically positioned cutouts; get a gel cushion that goes over the seat and ensure the bike has good shock absorbers