Have you been out on a long ride only to arrive home with aching knees and a sore rear end? For some this can be a serious problem and can make participating in their favorite pass time almost unbearable, but there are solutions. Come along with the motorcycle riding attorneys of the Metier Law Firm as we explore the ways you can beat your riding pains.
Five Methods to Fix Motorcycle Riding Pains
- Riding Position– Are you coming home with sore knees and elbows after a ride? This could be an indication that you might need to adjust your riding position. Sore elbows could mean you are holding too much of your body weight in the handlebars as you’re turning. Try using your legs and thighs to help you move the bike rather than relying on your arms and the handlebars. If your knees are hurting, try sitting back further in your bike’s seat.
- Motorcycle Modification– Another way to knock out your pains is to modify your motorcycle. Handlebar risers and lowered foot pegs have been known to do wonders for elbows and knees. If your rear end or back is feeling the burn, you can also try getting a plusher seat for your ride. Sometimes the extra padding also relieves knee pain by sitting riders up higher and taking stress off your legs.
- Modify Your Ride– Sometimes post riding pains are the result of simply riding too long. This can be especially true if you haven’t ridden in a while. Try taking shorter, yet more frequent rides until your body becomes accustomed to staying in the saddle for longer, and don’t forget to make frequent stops to rest.
- Buy a New Bike– If modifications to both your riding style and your motorcycle don’t work, then it might be time to get a new motorcycle. Sit on a few at some dealerships to see what fits you best, and see if you can make a good trade in deal… Or you can keep your old bike too—for comparison purposes, of course.
- Pain Relievers– Tylenol, Aleve and Advil are some over-the-counter medications that can help sooth these pains, but they aren’t the only options. There are several creams on the market that you can apply directly to the areas that need the most attention. Plus, a new study from the Dental Research Journal says that ginger can be just as effective at treating pain as ibuprofen(Advil) without any nasty side effects.
Brought to you by the attorneys that ride at the Metier Law Firm — try some of these pain solutions and enjoy your ride!