Patel & Dalrymple, PLLC
Should You See a Doctor for Road Burn?
Virginia motorcyclists have likely heard the term road burn before. Experiencing it first-hand is just as likely. After all, it is one of the most common injuries motorcyclists face. It also tends to be mild. But are there more severe cases? If so, how can you deal with them?
Mild road burn is in a different category compared to severe road burn. Mild road burn is often treatable at home. You may need to see a doctor for an initial consultation, but that may be the extent of their involvement. Infection is likely going to be the biggest risk you face.
Meanwhile, severe road burn is a traumatic experience that can alter a rider’s life. Injuries often cover a large percent of the victim’s body. These injuries are not shallow scrapes, either. They extend down to the muscle or even bone. The depth of these injuries can severe or otherwise damage nerves. The victim may suffer from nerve damage. This can cause numbness, tingling, or pain in the affected area.
You face many risks and complications. With so much raw flesh exposed, the infection can set in fast and hit hard. Scarring is common. Many victims need skin grafts to cut down on both infection and scarring.
Motorcycle injuries have the potential to devastate a rider’s life. Road burn is not an exception, despite how deceptive its mildest forms are. If you wish to continue reading about road burn, you can visit the link here. It will take you to our web page on motor vehicle accidents, the main cause of road burn.