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Road Rash Realities I had the pleasure of speaking with Zac from Canada Moto Guide about Road Rash and what you can do about it. We got into what it is, how to treat road rash, what’s new regarding the treatment and a little bit of nutrition. Please enjoy!   Also, check out my last article on Road Rash that I published in Road Bike Action magazine.   Road rash realities ROAD RASH REALITIES Zac Kurylyk – Canada Mot Guide Road rash: mild to severe skin abrasion resulting from a fall (as from a bicycle or motorcycle) which usually involves sliding on a hard rough surface. – Merriam-Webster It’s a hot, hot summer in Canada, with little relief. The temptation is to take a motorcycle ride to cool down, just leave the jacket and riding pants at home and let the breeze give you some relief. There’s one problem with that idea: road rash. Crash without your gear on, and you’re going to get hurt, even if you avoid serious damage like broken bones or internal injuries. Even if you do have jacket, gloves and protective pants on, there are no guarantees; you can be burned through your gear as well. Still, motorcycling is a risky activity, so why talk about road rash? Every once in a while, it’s good to remember what can happen when things go wrong. A best-case...

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Dealing With Road Rash – RBA Article

I have been getting requests to post some of my articles from Road Bike Action Magazine. Here is one I wrote about road rash, an all too familiar topic among cyclists. The top photo is JC Peraud from the 2015 Tour de France. Please email me or post on my Facebook page with comments or questions. To your Health Doc Edwards  ...

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Coban Wrap – A Tool Everyone Should Have That You May Not Know About

Coban Wrap – A Tool Everyone Should Have That You May Not Know About I recently read about Coban Wrap in Tim Ferris’ email post 5-bullet Friday. I was surprised to learn that Tim didn’t know about Coban Wrap and its many uses. In medical school, we used Coban for just about everything, medical and non medical. I thought this would be a good article for those who don’t know about this great product that most people probably think it’s just for hospital use. I use Coban for just about all of the motocross, cycling and UFC athletes. It does a great job of keeping gauze over the wound allowing the athlete to continue physical activity. I especially like Coban Wraps for travelling. Everyone knows that Deep Venous Thrombosis can develop during long plane flights. Most people think that you need some expensive compression garments. But wrapping your calves with Coban Wrap before a long flight is easy, cheap and hides easy under pants. Another simple use of Coban is for Venous insufficiency that can lead to recalcitrant leg ulcers or Deep Venous Thrombosis. Compression has been shown to be effective in healing these ulcers, but most products are difficult to apply and uncomfortable for patients, leading to inconsistent/ineffective clinical application. Coban Wraps can last up to about one week. Coban works via a latex-free, medical-grade polyurethane foam laminated...

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