- Oct 2, 2004
Yeah, I have diabetic peripheral neuropathy from the waist down, and I limp a bit when I walk, use a cane around half the time...but riding a bike is relatively easy. I have to be cautious as I stop and get off the bike after riding though, my legs are often wet noodles and I almost face-planted twice already when stopping and getting off of it, lol.Been kind of thinking of getting a bike myself. I have a foot related illness that stops me from being able to walk so been spending all summer sitting around the house. I should be able to bike as pedaling is not putting weight on the ball of the foot which is the part that's affected so at least it would let me get out more and get sun/exercise.
It definitely increases my mobility outside my apartment though, the range that I can go, such as going to the beach less than a mile from my place. It's often too far for me to walk (roundtrip), but just an easy two minute ride over there.