Firstly, that must have hurt. Secondly, what else did you expect? And thirdly, welcome to the healing sessions. The moment you decided to take up learning a bicycle, you must have been warned through several different sources about the potential dangers that this strenuous activity contains.
A two-wheeled, semi-metal contraption, left loose on the road, and you need to learn to regulate and control it, all the while having the relationship your feet had with the ground be abruptly cut, sounds like a stellar recipe for disaster. But here’s the good part, it mostly happens just once. At least the serious fall happens at large, just a single time to every individual. But now that we’ve soothed the fears of a repeat incident, we shall proceed towards starting the healing process. Recovering from a bicycle accident is a semi-long and complex process that requires a lot of patience and dedication.
After you get over the initial shock of hitting the ground, losing all your motor control and reflexes is a lot for your body to take in. The pain usually hits harder a while later. The initial few days need to be solely dedicated to dehydrating, ingesting antibiotics and keeping the wounds covered.
It is usually the limbs, that is, the arms and legs, that take the brunt of the fall. And therefore, requires a certain amount of time dedicated to physical therapy in order to regain their usual strength.
The common consensus says that the upper limb of the victim is often hurt, the most causing musculoskeletal injuries. This basically refers to collar bones getting fractured, AC joint damages, hand and wrist fractures, etc. Doesn’t sound fun, does it.
And when you wail like a baby upon having the antiseptic poured, well, no one will have to know.
What are the common injuries noticed?
The common thing that is noticed is the swelling of the leg and foot. This is due to the circulation of the blood being affected due to the injuries sustained. It is advised to keep your feet elevated in order to minimize the swelling. And later, try applying pressure onto your injured leg to gain the full use of muscles back.
There is no need to panic if the swelling isn’t visibly reduced a few days after the big crash, as these recoveries tend to take weeks, if not months. Meditation could be your new best friend.
However, if you experience headaches, dizziness, nausea, or excessive drowsiness, it is safe to say that you need to pay a visit to your doctor.
Fisioterapia tras accidente de bicicleta is highly advisable due to its effectiveness in helping the wounded and swelled areas make a faster recovery. Consult your doctor on taking a few sessions of physiotherapy and act accordingly.
The rate of recovery is directly dependent on the immunity and determination of the individual.
So if you’re anything like me, it’s going to be a long toil upwards. But on the bright side, once you have healed and your body has replaced all of the injured cells, you can get on that bicycle again and pedal, this time, in the right way.