Most Common Mountain Biking Maladies
Achy? Injured? Sore? Mountain Biking places high loads on joints that we normally don't think of as load bearing (i.e., elbows, shoulders, wrists). This can be analogous to walking on your hands, says Dr. Michael Shepard, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with a subspecialty in sports medicine from Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, CA. That's because mountain bikers load their body weight across the upper extremity joints when traveling downhill.
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