Cycling with hip osteoarthritis on a Van Raam bike


Cycling with hip osteoarthritis

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Cycling with hip osteoarthritis on a Van Raam bike

When there is osteoarthritis in the hip (a variant of hip arthritis) the cartilage between the thigh bone and the bowl of the pelvis is worn out or even disappeared. Cycling can help slow the progression of hip osteoarthritis. Read more about cycling with hip osteoarthritis and the use of adaptive Van Raam bikes with hip osteoarthritis.

Hip osteoarthritis and cycling

When the decrease in cartilage quality is severe, the joints can no longer glide smoothly along each other. This can cause pain and stiffness (source: OCON). By moving, the complaints can be reduced. This is because the cartilage is kept flexible by moving. Cycling is an excellent way to slow down the progression of osteoarthritis. Cycling also strengthens and improves your muscles, tendons and condition.

The way of moving is different for each person with osteoarthritis, keep your condition in mind and respect your own limits. It is especially important to keep moving without overburdening the hip. Moving is important, but you also have your own limits. It is wise to always consult with your physiotherapist or doctor about cycling and osteoarthritis of the hip.

Easy Rider Cycling with hip osteoarthritis Van Raam
The Van Raam Easy Rider tricycle

Cycling with hip osteoarthritis on an adaptive bike

If cycling on a regular bike is difficult due to your hip osteoarthritis, there is the possibility to cycle with an adaptive bike.

Van Raam is manufacturer of adaptive bikes and has several models of adaptive bikes. Take a look at the one-person models in the overview below:

  • Easy Rider and Maxi tricycles Cycling with hip osteoarthritis Van Raam


    Van Raam's tricycles are particularly suitable for people who want extra support and stability while cycling. Van Raam has tricycles for adults and children and different types, such as traditional tricycles, a low entry tricycle and comfortable tricycles with seat.

  • City walking aid Cycling with hip osteoarthritis Van Raam

    Walking aid

    The City walking aid is suitable for people who have difficulty walking or have problems with standing for a long time. A wheelchair is not yet necessary and a walker is not preferred. Your body weight is carried by the saddle of the walking aid, this relieves your leg joints.

    Walking aid
  • Maxi Comfort and Balance low entry bike Cycling with hip osteoarthritis Van Raam

    Low entry bikes

    Van Raam has both a bike with two wheels and a tricycle with a low entry. In addition, these low entry bicycles have a uniquely developed frame that allows you to cycle comfortably and also get on the ground with two feet without stepping off.

    Low step through bikes
  • Easy Go scooter bike Cycling with hip osteoarthritis Van Raam

    Scooter bike

    The Easy Go scooter bike is a unique product, it is a bicycle, an electric bicycle and a mobility scooter. You can easily switch between the different ways of cycling and the different speeds. The Easy Go has a comfortable seat that also gives you support in the back.

    Mobility scooter bike

Want to test an adaptive bike yourself?

Curious about cycling with hip osteoarthritis on an adaptive bike? At Van Raam you can test a special needs bike during a test ride without any obligation. During an appointment at Van Raam in the showroom in Varsseveld (the Netherlands), a technical advisor will help you choose an adaptive bike. It is also possible to try out an adaptive bike outside on the test track. Afterwards, you will receive a no-obligation quote with which you can order the adaptive bike at a Van Raam dealer. At some dealers it is also possible to make a test ride. Please contact a dealer in your area for more information.

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Configure your own bike

An adaptive bike by Van Raam can be fully customized with options and accessories. Examples of options are a special saddle or special chair, special crank, stick holder, walker holder preparation, basket or pedal support.

With Van Raam's online configurator it is possible to configure a special needs bike yourself. Configuring your bike is easy and in a few steps you choose an adaptive bike and all the options and accessories that you would like to have with your bike and that suit you, your needs and your hip osteoarthritis. After the last step, you enter your email address and you are able to view the complete configuration. You will also receive the complete configuration by e-mail. You can take the configuration with you to a test ride or Van Raam dealer.

Read more about configuring a Van Raam bike in the article: 'Configuring your own Van Raam bike with the bike configurator'.

Online configurator

Van Raam bike configurator put together your bike overview
Balance low entry bike Cycling with hip osteoarthritis Van Raam
Cycling with rheumatism on a special needs bike

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