Answers to Common Bicycle Fitting Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about bicycle fitting.

What are some common injuries that could occur from an improperly fitted bike?

Brian Jans, Premier Health physical therapist, explains some common injuries that occur from an improperly fitted bike. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

 

Some of the most common aches and pains are knee cap pain and low back pain.

Injuries to one’s knees are common when a bicycle isn’t properly fit, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon (NIH). The risk of knee injury can increase if the cyclist’s saddle isn’t effectively positioned.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic SurgeonsOff Site Icon (AAOS) states that common cycling injuries resulting from falls or crashes include broken collar bones and wrists.

Talk to a certified bike fitter about common injuries that could occur from an improperly fitted bike.

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Source: Brian Jans, PT, DPT, SCS, Premier Health Sports Medicine - Upper Valley Medical Center