Category: Chafing

Gear That Helps Prevent Chafing

Gear That Helps Prevent Chafing   Compression Gear: Compression gear like compression tights and compression shorts has increased in popularity among cyclists, runners and triathletes recently even though the research on whether or not the tight-fitting high-tech garments is mixed. A study by Indiana University created quite a stir last year when it found compression […]

What is Chafing and How to Prevent It

CHAFING WHAT IS SKIN CHAFING? Chafing is a skin irritation that can occur anywhere on the body, including the inner thighs, groin, buttocks, underarms and even on nipples. Skin chafing can range from annoying to an extremely painful burning sensation, and is usually the result of skin rubbing against skin or skin rubbing against cloth. […]

Prevent Skin Chafing

HOW TO PREVENT SKIN CHAFING There are a number of ways to prevent chafing. The experts at WebMD advise doing whatever you can to decrease the amount of friction to your skin. Click here for WebMD’s article on “Chafing.” -Clothing: Sometimes chafing occurs from improper clothing. “Do not exercise in cotton,” say the experts at […]

Chafing Treatment

CHAFING TREATMENT If you experience skin chafing, don’t ignore it. Not that it is easy to ignore; chafed skin can be very painful. Luckily, chafing treatment is simple. The experts at WebMD recommend washing the chafed area, or areas, gently with water. Make sure to dry the area completely. Then apply petroleum jelly or a […]

What Are Saddle Sores?

WHAT ARE SADDLE SORES? If you’ve spent any time on a bike, whether it’s a mountain, road or spin bike, then you are probably aware of the term saddle sore. But what does it actually mean?   Of course, cyclists aren’t the only ones who can suffer from saddle sores; horses also can get them, and […]