Unfortunately, I have Neuropathy in both my legs and have already lost over 60% of my nerves in them. My doctors told me to walk as much as I could to try to keep the remainder of the nerves active for as long as possible. The lengths of my walks were down to about 50 feet or 100 feet round trip due to the pain caused by the disease. Swimming is the alternative, but even here in South Florida, pools get cold in the winter. We cannot heat ours like we used to because of the price of fuel, so swimming is a spring to late fall event. The Mini Bike has turned out to be my savior. After a slow start, I am now up to cycling 15 minutes twice a day at the SLOWEST POSSIBLE PACE! The Mini Bike allows me to warm my legs up under my own power and when I am ready, I turn the timer and motor on and my legs are forced to work. The best part is that my legs do not have my 260 pounds of weight bearing down on them with every step. My Neurologist is happy with my cycling and my cardiologist is excited that I have found a way to bring my heart-rate up and increase my stamina. Neither doctor had heard of this product but they have noted it in my files for further review!
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes