Riding with Arthritis


I feel like I'm not the only one hindered with this problem.

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Jul 03, 2014
by: Anonymous

Arthritis compression gloves along with Alieve is what I use the gloves keep my joints warm which helps decrease pain. For knees and shoulders a neoprene sleeve may work.


Apr 05, 2011
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by: coffeepoet

At 50, I too deal with the aches and pains after a ride. The best advice I can give my customers (i work in a bike shop) is:

1) Lower your bike if you have to stretch to touch the ground.

2) Mustang makes seats that push you forward and sit lower than most OEM seats. (and they are SO much more comfy!) If you are happy with your ride height, try the Airhawk cushion. It is very different from a gel cushion and I highly recommend them. (my tailbone is much happier with an airhawk).

3) Change your shocks-a high quality aftermarket shock will make it seem like a different bike.

4) Are your handlebars right for you? Handlebars are highly configurable. grips, risers, bar shapes and heights can have a huge impact on your riding comfort.

Jul 24, 2010
by: Anonymous

Hang in there...Aleve works well..I have hip bursitis and sciatica and sometimes it is a challenge but feel like I have to keep moving!
You are not alone!

Jul 22, 2010
by: Anonymous

I have arthritis in my left hip of all sides...my shifting foot!

My whole upper leg really hurts after a ride. So I pace myself and rest for 2 days and then hop on the bike again. One day I am going to need a new hip. Phooey. Guess I will have to get hand shifters! One of my friends is disabled but one thing he can still do is ride. There are many riders with bad backs and other body parts but we all still ride but have to pace ourselves . Better than sitting home and thinking about being sore.

Jul 22, 2010
by: Sandra

My brother suffers during long rides. I felt SO bad when he took me out for a 2 hour ride (my first real ride through towns, traffic, stop lights, etc.) and still had an hour ride home. His knees were completely shot; he takes aspirin before a long ride, but still suffers...

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