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  • Tuesday October 7, 2014

    Cor Vos Archives

    Bicyclists often suffer from pain, numbness and tingling in their hands and fingers. There can be an associated feeling of weakness of hand grip or clumsiness of the hand. These symptoms have been called “Cyclist’s Palsy” or “Handlebar Palsy”.

  • Tuesday July 1, 2014

    Ster ZLM Tour 2013 stage - 4

    Artery narrowing is very uncommon in other-wise healthy young people. However, male cyclists were probably the first competitive athletes to be identified to have narrowing of external iliac artery, which is know as external iliac artery endofibrosis (EIAE), as a cause of leg weakness.

  • Tuesday April 29, 2014

    flowers650

    Ahhhhh - it’s spring-time once again. Especially for those living in northern climates, the weather is warming up, the snow is off the roads and it’s time to enjoy riding outside. But it’s also time for local flora to come out of their winter hibernation and re-activate seasonal allergies - here's some help.

  • Tuesday July 2, 2013

    foot650

    Given that propelling a bicycle requires the transfer of power from the legs through the feet to the pedals, it is not uncommon for cyclist to experience pain, numbness and/or tingling in forefoot area. A common cause of forefoot symptoms in cyclists is an inter-digital or Morton’s neuroma.

  • Monday July 23, 2012

    Exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB) is a common clinical syndrome which is caused by temporary airway narrowing following exercise. EIB occurs in 12-15% of the otherwise asymptomatic general population, 30-40% of those with allergies and 90% of asthmatics.

  • Tuesday May 29, 2012

    Accidents and crashing is a hopefully infrequent occurrence in cycling, but when it does occur, care must be taken in the process of getting back out on the bike again. Beyond bike inspection along with caring for road rash and other obvious physical issues, the biggest issue is to make sure the head and brain are OK, and that means peering into the emerging science of concussions…

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