Two Reasons You Need to Get Off Your Motorcycle

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Edema - Two Things Riders Need to be Aware Of

 Image: Dr Liza Thomas

Image: Dr Liza Thomas

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.

Website: trainwiththom.tumblr.com

 Image: Calf Stretch - Thom Rieck

Image: Calf Stretch - Thom Rieck

 Image: Kneeling Hip Flexor - Tom Rieck

Image: Kneeling Hip Flexor - Tom Rieck


Sponsors:

This episode of Adventure Rider Radio is made possible by listener support and the following SHOW SPONSORS. 

Max BMW: www.maxbmw.com
BestRest Products: www.cyclepump.com
Green Chile Adventure Gear: www.greenchileadv.com
Motobriiz: www.motobriiz.com
IMS Products: www.imsproducts.com
Road Dog Publications: www.roaddogpub.com

Posted on September 14, 2018 .