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Doctor insights on: Recumbent Exercise Bike For Osteoarthritis

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Can I use my exercise bike every day to treat my moderate knee osteoarthritis? What about daily leg strengthening exercises? How much is too much?

Can I use my exercise bike every day to treat my moderate knee osteoarthritis? What about daily leg strengthening exercises? How much is too much?

Manage OA: Using an exercise bike is an excellent exercise if one suffers with osteoarthritis. Your knee will tell you if you've had enough. Progression of OA can be generally minimized by losing weight, performing lightweight training and low impact cardiovascular exercise (elliptical, exercise bike, swimming). Glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation can help to rebuild lost cartilage as well. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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I'm getting a recumbent exercise bike today for safe, no impact exercise at 6mos pregnant. Is there a max of ride time I should limit to for safety?

I'm getting a recumbent exercise bike today for safe, no impact exercise at 6mos pregnant. Is there a max of ride time I should limit to for safety?

30 to 45 minutes: The maximum recommended time for
aerobic exercise is between 30 to 45 minutes of exercise three to 4 times a week. Also, try to keep your maximum heart rate below
135 to 140 beats per minute. ...Read more

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Costochondritis, sedentary, exercised 2 days in row, 2nd day stretched upper body 1st. Recumbent bike. No shortnss breath. How long might this last?

Costochondritis, sedentary, exercised 2 days in row, 2nd day stretched upper body 1st. Recumbent bike. No shortnss breath. How long might this last?

Give it a couple day: Lay off the offending exercise, take a day of rest between workouts. Sounds like U just jumped in & gave it all U had. Not the way 2 start. Ease into a program than fits Ur goals & abilities. If serious about an exercise program join a health club & get program from an AT-C, 1 on 1, then join a semi private group, & B consistent, meet new friends & because U R paying 4 it,,U R motivated 2 con't. ...Read more

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Can I exercise on recumbent bike with Achilles tendonitis?

Can I exercise on recumbent bike with Achilles tendonitis?

Achilles tendonitis: Yes biking is acceptable exercise. Eccentric contraction or elongation of the gastrocnemius muscle that your achilles' tendon attaches to can help and if done on a bike is typically safe. Be sure to stretch out the calf both the gastrocnemius and soleus and ice along with nsaids can help. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use the recumbent exercise bike with an inguinal hernia?

Is it ok to use the recumbent exercise bike with an inguinal hernia?

Depends: As long as you're not increasing your abdominal pressure during the exercise to the point of worsening your pain. ...Read more

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Is walking a good exercise for osteoarthritis?

Is walking a good exercise for osteoarthritis?

Yes: It can help keep OA at bay. However, sometimes even this hurts. Consider stem cell therapies as options if steroid injections or synvisc/euflexxa type injections are not helpful enough. Check out Regenexx. Com. ...Read more

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What type of exercise are suitable to relief knee pain cause by osteoarthritis?

What type of exercise are suitable to relief knee pain cause by osteoarthritis?

It depends: The types of exercises that you will tolerate with an arthritic knee depend to a large degree on the severity of the arthritis. If you have very severe arthritis then pool-based exercises can be quite beneficial. If you have more mild osteoarthritis, then light weightlifting, and light aerobic training can also be very useful. ...Read more

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Hello. I'm 45, 6', 204 pounds. Osteoarthritis in both knees. I know hydrocodin is addictive, but with it I'm able to exercise. So, what's the downside?

Hello. I'm 45, 6', 204 pounds. Osteoarthritis in both knees. I know hydrocodin is addictive, but with it I'm able to exercise. So, what's the downside?

Addiction: Addiction is the biggest downside of hydrocodone. Chronic hydrocodone use can increase your pain your threshhold.

If it helps you excercise, it would be acceptable to take it for a short period of a time. Hydrocodone is almost never a long-term medication. ...Read more

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My ankle has an uncomfortable sensation but not painful enough to not exercise. I sprint on the spot 6 days a week, will this cause osteoarthritis?

My ankle has an uncomfortable sensation but not painful enough to not exercise. I sprint on the spot 6 days a week, will this cause osteoarthritis?

Varies: It would be fairly unlikely that a 20-year old would have osteoarthritis in the ankle. I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis and to ensure you are not causing further problems by exercising on it. ...Read more

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I suffer from advanced knee osteoarthritis. What exercise can I do to lose weight given that even walking is very painful?

I suffer from advanced knee osteoarthritis. What exercise can I do to lose weight given that even walking is very painful?

Avoid weightbearing: Unfortunately it's not great that at 50 you
have severe knee osteoarthritis. But you really don't want to do a knee replacement at your age until you try everything else.
If you can lose weight with non weight bearing
activities such as cycling elliptical and swimming along with diet you may have less knee pain. ...Read more

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What exercise can I do with osteoarthritis in hips and lower back, also in the neck to tone up?

What exercise can I do with osteoarthritis in hips and lower back, also in the neck to tone up?

A lot of Info: I would suggest going to spine-health. Com to get your answers officially. Many times one or more or even all of those things are happening at the same time. I would suggest seeing a sports medicine trained spine specialist for further detail. ...Read more

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What exercise could I do with osteoarthritis in hips and lower back, also in the neck to tone up?

What exercise could I do with osteoarthritis in hips and lower back, also in the neck to tone up?

Low impact: Perhaps the best exercise for people with osteoarthritis in multiple joints is swimming. Other exercise regimens that are helpful include tai chi and modified yoga. It is important to maintain range of motion to involved joints. ...Read more

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I have severe osteoarthritis in both of my knees surgeries on both knees. I would like to exercise running what is the best shoes for my case?

I have severe osteoarthritis in both of my knees surgeries on both knees. I would like to exercise running what is the best shoes for my case?

Running would not be: A good choice for exercise. Any impact exercise will cause your DJD to progress faster good/perfect shoes or not. Walking outside or treadmill, not running is a good substitute or swimming even better. ...Read more

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What is a proper exercise for me? I had lots of issues with chronic pain due to hip replacement and osteoarthritis in my joints. I take medication for

What is a proper exercise for me? I had lots of issues with chronic pain due to hip replacement and osteoarthritis in my joints. I take medication for

Manage OA: Walking is an excellent exercise if one suffers with osteoarthritis. Progression of OA can be generally minimized by losing weight, performing lightweight training and low impact cardiovascular exercise (elliptical, exercise bike). Glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation can help to rebuild lost cartilage as well. ...Read more

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The Best exercise to do for myself. I have a torn miniscus and osteoarthritis in my knee. And planter faciatis in my foot.

The Best exercise to do for myself.  I have a torn miniscus and osteoarthritis in my knee. And planter faciatis in my foot.

Look at this:: http://www.med.nyu.edu/pmr/residency/resources/clinics_sports%20med/runner%20muscle%20balance%20core_pmr%20clinics.pdf

Another great resouces is available from amazon. Com...
"Heal your knees". ...Read more

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What are some dangers of recumbent exercise bikes?

What are some dangers of recumbent exercise bikes?

Dangers?: Our physical therapists use recumbent bikes for patients with a history of back problems
it gives them more lumbar support
we really haven't had any problems as long as used correctly. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between stationary and recumbent exercise bikes?

I want to know what is the difference between stationary and recumbent exercise bikes?

Similar: They are very similar. Stationary bikes are more similar to a typical bicycle while a recumbent bike allows you to sit down in a chair with a back. Some patients find sitting in a "chair" is more comfortable to exercise in. Test out each to find what works for you! ...Read more

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Will exercising laid down on a recumbent bike for 30-45mins at 140-160bpm Age 23, male. 4-6 times per week get my endurance up? I want to be VERY fit.

Keep up the regular: Exercise but you may want to vary the type of exercise and intensity while incorporating not only cardiovascular workouts of various types with periods of increased intensity during each workout but also include some weight training and flexibility while avoiding overuse injury by being very repetitive or rapidly getting onto an exercise routine without proper planning. Speak to your physician. ...Read more

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Hip pain increase with recumbent bike with clicking?

Hip pain increase with recumbent bike with clicking?

Varies: There are several possibilities, I would not hesitate to be seen. There is a condition known as snapping hip syndrome and is often caused by a " tight" psoas or ileotibial band and can often respond to stretching/ physical therapy. ...Read more

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How effective is riding a recumbent bike for weight loss? I also walk but I like to watch a movie while I ride the bike in the evenings.

Good: Riding a static bike is fine. The more important thing with exercise is consistency. If you prefer exercising using a static bike it is perfectly alright. ...Read more

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63 yr old male with CAD and heart disease. Can't get heart rate out of 80s on treadmill or recumbent bike. Do not take any blood pressure drugs.

63 yr old male with CAD and heart disease. Can't get heart rate out of 80s on treadmill or recumbent bike. Do not take any blood pressure drugs.

CAD: As long as you don't have any symptoms like dizziness, loss of consciousness, you don't have to worry about the heart rate. Resting heart rate more than 50 is acceptable. Some athletic persons has slower heartrate. If this low heart rate is something new, you should see your doc asap. ...Read more

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How helpful is recumbent bike in helping with weight loss? Any suggestions on what to aim for (duration/intensity)? Am 35, morbidly obese.

How helpful is recumbent bike in helping with weight loss? Any suggestions on what to aim for (duration/intensity)? Am 35, morbidly obese.

I think any : Excercise is a great start. I would also watch what gets put into your mouth. The good think about the bike is if you are very heavy it doesn't put that mu ch stress on your knees. I would advise you to visit your doc for a good physical prior to any new onset workout. Meaning if you weren't working out before.let them know...to make sure you can handle.... ...Read more

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How do I know if it's my bad anxiety or something else. I find it hard to breath walking. I tend to also hold my breath, and breath from upper chest. Yet I can do recumbent bike fine for 25 minutes.

How do I know if it's my bad anxiety or something else. I find it hard to breath walking. I tend to also hold my breath, and breath from upper chest. Yet I can do recumbent bike fine for 25 minutes.

Belly breathing!: Relaxing breathing is with the belly — breath in/belly out — breath out/belly in; like you do when on the bike. Breathing with the chest causes poor oxygenation and can lead to hi anxiety and panics. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs ...Read more