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Friction burns (bike fall) - to swim or not?

Hi all

Just a quickie. I have a few friction burns/grazes from a recent bike fall. They are sore! I know this sounds really basic but should i give swimming a miss for a week until they are looking better? Or does anyone have any other advice??



  • gavinrigg06gavinrigg06 Posts: 176
    I would steer clear of OW swims, if you have open sores, however I don't think a pool swim would be a problem (unless too painful) as most pools (if chlorinated properly) will be infection free.
  • Im SpartacusIm Spartacus Posts: 204
    Yep, I'm no stranger to this injury/dilema (must learn how to ride less recklessly). I do swim in a pool but avoid ow, just in case.
  • garyrobertsgaryroberts Posts: 869
    how does it effect the healing process?
  • Im SpartacusIm Spartacus Posts: 204
    I don't think it makes any difference either way.
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