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Toolbox: Pain Down Under

Genital and perineal pain and numbness in bicyclists, which is also called, “Cyclists Syndrome” or pudendal neuralgia, is caused by compression of the pudendal nerve and artery as they pass through the perineal area (the area between the…

Toolbox: Cycling Knee Pain

One of the most common overuse bicycling injuries involves the knee. Chondromalacia patella, patellar and quadriceps tendinitis and patellofemoral pain syndrome are common diagnoses of anterior knee in competitive cyclists.

Toolbox: Numb Hands and Cyclist’s Palsy

Bicyclists often suffer from pain, numbness and tingling in their hands and fingers. There can be an associated feeling of weakness of hand grip or clumsiness of the hand. These symptoms have been called “Cyclist’s Palsy” or “Handlebar…

Toolbox: Iliac Artery Blockage

Artery narrowing is very uncommon in other-wise healthy young people. However, male cyclists were probably the first competitive athletes to be identified to have narrowing of external iliac artery, which is know as external iliac artery…

Toolbox: Foot Pain and Morton’s Neuroma

Given that propelling a bicycle requires the transfer of power from the legs through the feet to the pedals, it is not uncommon for cyclist to experience pain, numbness and/or tingling in forefoot area. A common cause of forefoot symptoms…