Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Edema - Two Things Riders Need to be Aware Of
When motorcyclists ride in the same position for long periods of time, they may be at risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis and Edema. When riding you may or may not be able to straighten or move your knees and hips. And riding in this limited position for hours on end as well as wearing snug fitting riding pants increases the risk. Dr Liza Thomas, an emergency physician, explains what DVT and Edema are, as well as how these medical conditions happen and what factors put you at higher risk of developing them.
Guest: Dr Liza Thomas: Emergency Physician in New Orleans, Louisiana
Thom Rieck - Exercise Specialist at the Mayo Clinic: Reminders of a couple of stretching exercises you can do while you’re taking a much needed break from your ride, in particular a calf stretch and kneeling hip flexor.
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