Peripheral Neuropathy and Ebiking

I’ve had mild to moderate peripheral neuropathy for >15 years from a combination of diabetic (non insulin dependent) neuropathy combined with intermittent neuropathy from two herniated discs. Whenever I lift too much my left foot goes numb for several days. Then I had a stroke summer 2015 and four strokes in the spring of 2016 that left my left leg weak and numb. The left leg weakness is my biggest problem; I don’t have any trouble riding my e bike related to neuropathy though fortunately.
 

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I am glad I found this thread, after 2 brain surgeries to remove tumors I have had a leg that can not be trusted. Sometimes it just stop working and I am stuck in the middle of nowhere until it decides to come back to life. So an ebike was my saving grace. I look forward to finding more useful info here.
 
I am glad I found this thread, after 2 brain surgeries to remove tumors I have had a leg that can not be trusted. Sometimes it just stop working and I am stuck in the middle of nowhere until it decides to come back to life. So an ebike was my saving grace. I look forward to finding more useful info here.
I have spinal cord injury and a right leg that can be goofy at time. Ebike is my window on the world. Saving grace is a good description. Good luck.
 
Posted to a Peripheral Neuropathy group. "I feel that exercise is important to fighting this PN but I can only walk a short distance with my PN. I have found a way to move with very little pain...... Pedego Electric Bike. This kind of pedal assist electric bike allows you fine tune the resistance to your comfort level. Most of the time I use it to have very little resistance so I move my legs freely and scoot down the road with the wind in my face. It is quite a pleasure and gets your blood moving. I usually spend about two hours and travel about 25 mi. I am telling you it makes me happy, a rare thing with this constant pain. I feel pretty convinced that this is a good thing, too bad Doctors can't prescribe an electric bike, might do more good than lots of their damaging drugs."
Hi Jerry I have foot drop and I’m well over the 60 mark, and after reading your post I have decided to buy an e-bike myself, I’ll let you know how I get on in a few weeks time. Mike Larkin
 
A surgical complication left me with moderate PN below the knees. After 17 years, the main functional issue remaining is balance when walking on uneven ground. (Slow feedback between feet and ankles and the central nervous system.)

But balance on my ebike is perfect, as it relies only on the central nervous system. Trails are no problem now. And when I have to walk the bike, it functions as a stealth walker.

Carefree mobility is a wonderful thing.
 
Hi Jerry I have foot drop and I’m well over the 60 mark, and after reading your post I have decided to buy an e-bike myself, I’ll let you know how I get on in a few weeks time. Mike Larkin
I also have foot drop and found that the Catalyst pedals have been a game changer. Also buy a decent pair of flat pedal mountain bike shoes and it really makes a difference.
The big pedals transfer most of the pedal effort into the quads, rather than the calf muscles and the sticky mountain bike shoes really help to keep your feet from falling off the pedal.
 
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