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The Health Risks of Motorcycle Sports

 Motor sports is one of the most popular type of sport in the world. It is a broad type of field that encompasses all motorcycling aspects. Motorcycle racing (also known as moto racing and motorbike racing) is a a type of sport that involves racing motorbikes. There are two types of motorcycle racing namely: tarmac-based road disciplines and off-road. Moto sport, just like any other sport, has health risks because of possible injuries since it is an extreme type of activity where the safety of the motorcycle drivers is not ensure. Some of the possible injuries from moto sport are concussion, bruises from crash, and spinal cord injury. However, despite its possible risks, many people all over the world are playing such sport because of the feeling of excitement and suspense regardless if you are a racer or just and audience.

If you are planning to engage in moto sport then it is important for you to know what type of sport you are about to commit. Below are some of the most common motorcycle injuries and how to prevent them from happening during the race. 

  • Knee Injuries– this is one of the most common injuries. Racers may get this from being out of balance. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is where the impact usually is. Because of possibile knee injuries, moto racers always wear motocross knee brace also to reduce the impact to their knee in case there is a crash.
  • Ankle and Wrist Sprain- this is another common injury. However, this can be treated easily. Racers may suffer from sprain if they experience motorcycle crash.
  • Spine Injury- Central Texas Spine Institutethis type of injury is common among cyclist and motorcycle racers due to improper posture. Sometimes, even if they know the proper posture, racers tend to forget it especially when they are on a race. In case of spinal cord damages, whether it is mild or sever it is important to have it check up. , PLLC, (CTSI) located in Austin, Texas, is a private medical practice offering comprehensive spine care, including diagnostic services, conservative treatment modalities, and spine surgery. Dr. Randall F. Dryer is an award-winning spine surgeon and respected innovator in stem cell therapies

Motorcycle racing is one of the sports where accidents and injuries are high and most likely to happen. Prior to engaging on this type of sport, it is important that you really are fully decided and have enough knowledge on what the sport and possible health risks.