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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
I'm not: familiar with those machines, but walking at different speeds and slopes if available would be fine

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
28 years experience Cardiology
All: Both machines are designed to improve physical fitness but with less physical impact in knees and hips. You should use whatever you feel comfortable w ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
32 years experience Neurology
Yes and no: This may strain back as well. Might want to consider resistance training
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Much lower impact : Than jogging or running. But you have to see how your back does while using an elliptical. Often swimming is the best tolerated.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Norton
24 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Overall the elliptical machine is cardio machine that is low impact on the joints and back if done correctly. Swimming and water aerobics are other ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Tyrance jr
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Elliptical use is OK: Using an elliptical machine is not likely to place more pressure on lumbar discs than standing. Disc pressure is thought to be highest when sitting a ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Oh my goodness.: I try to prepare myself to answer medical questions. I am not sure how many doctors on this site know how to calibrate an aproform 795f elliptical tra ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
19 years experience Hand Surgery
No: Lift or ride outside.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
41 years experience Podiatry
Repetitive activity: Such as treadmill and ellipticals causes the foot to jam forward into the toe box of the shoe. This compresses the nerves a bit and can frequently ca ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Treadmill: and stationary bike both are general AEROBIC type exercises (CARDIAC BENEFITS are the main benefits) The Elliptical Trainer builds up your 'CORE" (Abd ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Continue: Sometimes you lose inches instead of pounds as you convert fat to muscle. Keep eating a balanced diet watching portions and continue exercising. You m ... Read More
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