Using An Elliptical Machine After A TKR

Hi my favorite readers! Prior to my total knee replacement, this machine was my favorite to use. Well, it’s been 6.5 months since my surgery and I have access to this machine. I was curious as to how it would work for me.

It works great as a full body workout. However, for the knee, it does not provide as much of a challenge to the flexibility as an exercise bike. For me, anyways. (Yes, I know that is not a complete sentence.) Still, there was no pain in my knee area while using the machine.

My philosophy is to start out slow and at a reasonable time instead of overextending myself. So, I timed my session for 5 minutes to see how I felt. At the end of that time period, I felt like I was up for another 5 minutes. So….another five minutes it was.

At the end of the 10 minutes, there was no pain and just swelling in my knee. That was to be expected, however.

An ice pack for 20 minutes after my workout did the trick. Ice packs are the best pain med around and I just love using them on my knee.

Note: Even though this machine was my favorite prior to my total knee replacement, my knee was very painful at times. The rest of my body felt great, though. Plus, the cardio workout is just great with this machine.

I can’t wait for my next session!

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9 thoughts on “Using An Elliptical Machine After A TKR”

  1. I just like the helpful information you provide in your articles. This info is right up my alley after my tkr. I will bookmark your weblog and come back often. I’m certain I will be told plenty of new stuff proper here! Good luck for the next!

  2. Elliptical Machine

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  3. My brother recommended I might like this website.
    He was totally right. This post actually made my day, since I was unsure about ellipticals.
    You can not imagine simply how much time I had spent for this information!

  4. I think so it is very beneficial for human body and pain also! Thanks for your good post! Thanks and have a happy life!

  5. Hello!
    Thanks for sharing your experience with us. Your detail information will help us a lot.Good wishes for your next session… 🙂

  6. I had my TKR mid November 2015. It is now May and have been working out every other day. My routine is 30 minutes of cardio and then light muscle building. I switch between the stationary bike and elliptical machines for the cardio. I have no pain while doing this. I am 57 years old and have lost 20 pounds and feel great. My concern is wearing my TKR out prematurely but don’t want to stop working out knowing it is good for me physically. What do I do, continue or not?

  7. Hi Dave,
    Thanks for stopping by and posting your tkr comment. I do not dispense medical advice, but can say that you need to continue exercising. Failing to exercise is the root of all physical and mental evils (for lack of better word), in my opinion. Keep trucking and stay in touch. Good luck!

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