How to do with neck pain?
Neck pain is a more common problem in cycling than back pain.
Especially when riding a road bike, the lower posture will keep the neck in an uncomfortable position.
After a long time, the neck will naturally ache, and even become stiff when serious, making it difficult to continue riding.
Is cousin Fromm always looking down at the code watch because of neck pain? We all know the cause of neck pain.
It is generally caused by lactic acid produced by muscles under anaerobic conditions.
The sore neck is the same reason.
When we ride in the same position for a long time, the neck will be in the same position, which will make the neck muscles (deep muscles of the neck) tight, compress the (capillaries) blood vessels, and make the muscles anaerobic.
Over time, fatigue, sleepiness, and soreness will occur.
Riding posture When riding a road bike, neck pain is most likely, which is closely related to the riding posture of the road bike.
Because of its radical geometric design, the upper part of the body needs to be lowered a lot when riding, so we have to look up to observe the road conditions when riding.
The longer we look up, the more likely the neck will suffer from pain.
The reason for the frame size was also mentioned in the back pain last month.
The improper frame size will bring many problems.
If the size is too large, the body will lie down too much, and if the size is too small, the body will not stretch.
Both of these situations will make the neck at an abnormal angle, increase the pressure on the neck muscles, and cause soreness.
The height and angle of the seat and handlebar, the too high seat, the too low handlebar, and the too low helmet pressure will make the riding posture lower, and the neck needs a greater angle, which is also easy to cause neck pain (PS: such a wrong riding posture will also cause other problems).
No matter what the reason is, even if you are in the right riding posture, as long as you ride for a long time, it will cause pain.
How to avoid it? Solve the external factors and carry out professional fitting to get your body data, find the most suitable riding data, and then check your frame, seat, handlebar, handlebar, etc., adjust what can be adjusted, and replace what can not be adjusted.
Because these are the most direct factors, they need to be eliminated first.
With multiple postures, we don’t need to keep raising our head to look at the distance, just adjust the posture and slightly raise your head to see the road clearly, and face up when the road conditions are complex; Twist your neck more to look around and move your neck muscles; Changing the riding posture, such as standing up and rocking the bike when going uphill, can also reduce the pressure on the neck; You can also relax the neck muscles by switching the position of the grip more or installing the rest handle.
Reasonably rest During long distance riding, set some rest nodes for yourself, combining work with rest, which can not only reduce the pressure on muscle groups, but also improve the riding efficiency.
Daily precautions Good riding experience can not be separated from daily exercise and protection of important muscle groups, so we should also pay attention to protecting the neck in daily life.
In daily life, pay more attention to some low head situations, such as playing mobile phones, playing games, watching TV, sitting in office, etc.
If the posture is inappropriate, it will also cause great damage to the neck.
As time goes by, the disease of cervical vertebra will fall, and riding will be greatly affected.
Take more exercise to strengthen the exercise of the neck muscle group, enhance the muscle ability, and make it easier to deal with the bending posture of riding.
Common exercises include turning the head, pressing the head against each direction, wrapping the head with a towel against stretching, etc.
Protect yourself and don’t neglect the small details that just appear.
If you start to feel sore after riding, you can take a big health care or seek the doctor’s advice to improve.
If you don’t solve it in time, you may fall into a big disease that is difficult to cure…