Whether you've just started riding or have logged s of hours or miles in the saddle, it can sometimes be a challenge to avoid various types of saddle soreness. Some soreness, like sore muscles, will be resolved over time. The more you ride, the less you will be sore after each ride. But not all soreness is muscular, and you won't necessarily 'leather up' as your riding skills advance. One of the most common places riders get chaffed is along the inside of their calves and occasionally inside the knee area. The first thing to do is check your position—make sure you are sitting correctly and your legs are not swinging.
How to Prevent and Treat Painful Skin Chafing, According to Dermatologists
How to prevent and treat chafing
Chafing is usually divided into two categories: skin-on-skin rubbing for example: your thighs or underarms and fabric-on-skin rubbing when your shirt, sports bra, or shorts lining aggravate the skin. The uncomfortable sensation is caused by numerous factors, including extra body weight , loose-fitting clothing, non-breathable fabric, as well as hot and humid weather. Additionally, excessive moisture on the skin—either sweat or rain—tends to exacerbate the effects of chafing, Engelman explains, which means long runs in steamy or rainy conditions may be a recipe for disaster. Luckily, chafing can easily be prevented and treated before it becomes Andy Bernard-level bad.
A romantic walk along a sandy beach, a scenic afternoon hike, or a stroll through the mall. First the itching. Then the burn. If you're lucky, you're at home with rash cream and a soft chair at arms reach. If you're NOT so lucky like most of us , you're at the office or traversing a gargantuan college campus.
Here, the best expert-approved tips to help you conquer the most common chafing problems with confidence and ease the pain of chub rub once and for all. Too much rubbing for whatever reason — walking, working out, or wearing your favorite tight skinny jeans — could make your inner-thigh skin weak and wear away, which leads to painful thigh chafing. How to prevent it: Body Glide is a great solution, says Dr. Allison Hanlon, a dermatologist in Nashville, Tennessee. It's an invisible protective balm that works really well — lots of runners and bikers use it.