Prevention, Evaluation, and Rehabilitation of Cycling-Related Injury

Curr Sports Med Rep. 2016 May-Jun;15(3):199-206. doi: 10.1249/JSR.0000000000000262.


The unique quality of the bicycle is its ability to accommodate a wide variety of injuries and disabilities. Cycling for recreation, transportation, and competition is growing nationwide, and has proven health and societal benefits. The demands of each type of cycling dictate the necessary equipment, as well as potential for injury. Prevention of cycling-related injury in both the athlete and the recreational cyclist involves understanding the common mechanisms for both traumatic and overuse injury, and early correction of strength and flexibility imbalances, technique errors, and bicycle fit.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Athletic Injuries / diagnosis
  • Athletic Injuries / prevention & control*
  • Athletic Injuries / rehabilitation*
  • Bicycling / injuries*
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders / diagnosis
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders / prevention & control*
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders / rehabilitation*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Ergonomics / methods
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Humans
  • Man-Machine Systems
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Sports Equipment
  • Treatment Outcome