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 durations, cycle injuries are a very real concern for cyclists – both novice and professional. At best, they can impede your performance; at 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 – or the graze cyclists get when they fall off their bike – is something almost all cyclists experience at some point. If 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.
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 enough, LQD® Spray also suppresses the secretion and expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines and so, contributes to pain relief.
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.
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.
For more information about how LQD® Spray can help treat cycle injuries, visit our sports injuries page.