Non-traumatic injury profile of amateur cyclists

Show simple item record Van der Walt, A.J. Janse van Rensburg, Dina Christina Fletcher, Lizelle Grant, C.C. (Catharina Cornelia) Van der Walt, Alta 2015-02-12T13:05:31Z 2015-02-12T13:05:31Z 2014
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND : Non-traumatic bicycle injuries are common. However, research available on non-traumatic injuries in amateur cyclists is more than a decade old, and most of the research on this topic has been done in Europe and America on professional cyclists in multi-day cycling events. An understanding of the common injuries may lead to appropriate prevention intervention. OBJECTIVE : To determine the incidence of overuse injuries in amateur cyclists preparing for participation in a 1-day cycle challenge. METHODS : A questionnaire was emailed to participants of the 2012 Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge, which amateur participants ≥18 years old were invited to complete. Data on demographics, training habits and the participants’ injury profile in the preceding year were collected. RESULTS : Of the 3 300 respondents, 75% were male and 59% were between 30 and 50 years old. Non-traumatic injury, pain or neurological symptoms were reported by 88% of the respondents. The percentages of all respondents who experienced problems in the following anatomical areas were as follows: neck 34%, back 41%, hand/wrist 41%, buttock/perineum 41%, hip 7%, knee 33% and foot/ankle 24%. Knee pain was responsible for the need to stop training for the largest percentage of respondents. Neurological complaints were common in respondents who experienced neck, back, hand/wrist, buttock/perineum and foot/ankle problems. CONCLUSION : Non-traumatic injuries in amateur cyclists are common, with back, hand/wrist and buttock/perineal symptoms the most frequent problems. Knee problems caused the greatest need to stop training and seek medical help. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2015 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Van der Walt, A, Jansen van Rensburg, DC, Fletcher, L, Grant, CC & Van der Walt, AJ 2014, 'Non-traumatic injury profile of amateur cyclists', South African Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 119-122. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1015-5163 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2078-516X (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.7196/SAJSM.555
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Health and Medical Publishing Group en_ZA
dc.rights Health and Medical Publishing Group en_ZA
dc.subject Amateur cyclists en_ZA
dc.subject Non-traumatic bicycle injuries en_ZA
dc.title Non-traumatic injury profile of amateur cyclists en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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