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Common injuries every cyclist gets and how to treat them fast .

- Published 16th April 2019

Common injuries every cyclist gets and how to treat them fast  

Cycle injuries are an unavoidable downside if you take your bike out frequently. Whether they’re caused by accidents or are simply the bi-product of cycling for long durationscycle injuries are a very real concern for cyclists – both novice and professional. At best, they can impede your performanceat worst, they can force you to abandon your ride altogether.  

 

Luckily, there’s now a solution which experts are calling a ‘game-changer’ for cyclists. LQD® Spray is a unique spray-on dressing which cyclists are being encouraged to carry with them on long rides.  

 

Its small bottle allows for easy transportation – you can stow it in your first aid kit and largely forget about it until you need to use it. However, once you’ve tried LQD® Spray, you’ll discover that it’s wound-healing properties lend themselves to a multitude of uses, including… 

  

Road rash 

 

Road rash – or the graze cyclists get when they fall off their bike – is something almost all cyclists experience at some pointIf your road rash is severe, it could prevent you from completing your ride at all – not ideal if you’re cycling off-grid and miles from the nearest sign of civilisation. 

 

Learn how to treat road rash with LQD® Spray. 

 

LQD® Spray can help combat road rash in a variety of ways. First, it forms a barrier over the wound, protecting it from infection. Next, it works with the body’s own self-healing mechanism to help speed up your recovery time from injury. If that weren’t enoughLQD® Spray also suppresses the secretion and expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines and so, contributes to pain relief 

 

Saddle sores 

 

It’s not only accidents which cyclists need to be wary of.  

 

Saddle sores are a very real and painful affliction for cyclists, particularly those competing in long-distance rides. These skin abrasions, caused by chaffing from the saddle, can form blisters on the upper thighs or buttocks – sores which are then further irritated by sweat and dirt, which are par for the course during cycle rides.  

 

Standard dressings – even adhesives – are largely ineffective since they soon can become unstuck and provide further painful skin chaffing. However, with LQD® Spray, there’s now another way to treat saddle sores.  

 

Easy to apply – even in awkward, hard-to-reach areas – LQD® Spray forms a semi-permeable membrane over your sore, protecting it from further irritants. This will allow you to return to your cycle safe in the knowledge that you’re not going to exacerbate the issue any further.  

 

Foot blisters 

 

Like saddle sores, foot blisters are a common affliction among cyclists – particularly if you’ve failed to break in new shoes correctly.  

 

During hill cycling, a lot of pressure is applied to the foot which can cause you to develop blisters or sores as your socks or trainers rub against the skin. As with saddle sores, LQD® Spray can provide a barrier against further chaffing on foot blisters – however, that’s not all it does. LQD® Spray contains Chitosan, a natural polymer which has a proven ability to help wounds heal. It also stimulates haematosis, which helps with blood-clotting – the body’s own mechanism for wound healing.  

 

At a glance, why should LQD® Wound Care be in your cycling first aid kit?  

 

  1. LQD® Spray treats a variety of common cycling injuries, including road rash, saddle sores and foot blisters.  
  2. Its spray-on mechanism makes LQD® easy to apply – simply clean the area, let it dry, spray 3-4 times over the injury and allow to air-dry naturally.  
  3. Available in small 7ml and 12ml bottle which are light, easy to store and carry. The bottle is not pressurised and so is perfectly safe to take with you on your long, sunny cycle rides. 
  4. LQD® Spray forms a semi-permeable membrane over your sore which protects it from further irritants and infection and, unlike other dressings, won’t come away once you resume cycling.  
  5. LQD® Spray’s principal ingredient, Chitosan, is a natural polymer which is proven to help injuries heal. It also stimulates haematosis, which contributes to blood-clotting – the body’s own mechanism for wound healing. 
  6. Finally, LQD® Spray suppresses the secretion and expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines and so, contributes to pain relief 

 

For more information about how LQD® Spray can help treat cycle injuries, visit our sports injuries page.