I've been told that arthritis in one hip (other hip is fine) is now pretty bad and I will probably end up with a hip replacement.
While I currently have problems with a limp and restricted flexibility and agility, I fortunately have no problems with casual biking and mild exercise on both stationary and recumbent exercise bikes that I use at the gym.
I am contemplating buying something for home. I want to put it in the living room near the TV so I can watch DVDs. Also want to be able to use a laptop or ipad device. So the requirements as I see it are:
- quiet so that I don't have to turn the volume of the movies up
- a decent position for reading laptop, ipad or book
- optimum position for hip replacement post surgery therapy. I can't see to find any hip replacement info that differentiates which position might be best.
Do you guys have any suggestions toward upright or recumbent? I use both at the gym and they both seem okay to me for the 20 minute light workouts I do, but I'd imagine someone here at the bike forum has already thought about this.