Types of injuries
Traumatic injuries following a crash or fall most commonly cause surface injuries (e.g bruises, abrasions aka road rash), fractures of the upper limb (collar bone, shoulder, wrist) and head injuries (concussions).
Symptoms of Concussion can often go unnoticed
If you have recently suffered a crash it is important to follow up with a doctor or specialist to assess for any signs of concussion.
Overuse injuries develop more gradually over time. They more commonly affect the hardest working muscles and joints. The most common areas for overuse injuries are the knees, followed by lower back. Identifying these injuries as early as possible is vital.