Saddle pain is a very common stress injury among competitive cyclists. It can be divided into genital sensitivity and problems with the seat area. There are various types of saddle pain. You can determine the cause by looking at the primary symptoms.
- Problems with redness or a burning sensation on the inside of the thighs.
- Problems with painful seat-bones.
- A numb or tingling feeling in the genitals during or after a ride. These symptoms usually disappear fairly quickly after your ride.
- Painful cysts or spots on the seat area.
Treat any chafing and change your position regularly when cycling. Refer to a doctor if symptoms persist.
- Choose a good saddle, which may or may not have some pressure-absorbent padding.
- Wear good quality cycling shorts without irritating seams.
- Wash your cycling shorts after every ride in the washing machine and dry them in the laundry cupboard.
- Never wear pants under your cycling shorts.
- Never shave your bottom.
- Always maintain good hygiene
- Change positions when cycling