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Regular Or Recumbant Exercise Bike

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Recovery Area' started by char, May 7, 2008.

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  1. char

    char junior member
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    Any Recommendations Or Preferences??
     
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    I can't get round on a recumbant bike yet, I am at 94 degrees ROM (just). I find the stationary bike easier myself. Can you try one or both at PT before you buy?
     
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    Hi Char,

    Hope all is going well with you following your MUA. I purchased a regular stationary bike two days prior to my TKR, but will be returning it for a recumbant this weekend. I have been using it at home but am using a recumbant bike at P.T. and find I like it much better. My P.T. did say that a recumbant would be better for therapy following TKR. Either would be fine though.

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    I tried them both when I started therapy. The recumbent is much more gentle on the uh, rear end.
    But, I get a better workout and can drive down harder with a regular bike. I get off every five mins to lower the sear, and stretch the leg.
     
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    I use the regular one at PT. If I buy one it will be recumbant because it looks easier to get on and stay on. At PT I tell them that I could do an hour as opposed to minutes if the seat were more comfortable. My butt quits before my knees.
     
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    Thanks!!! Think recumbant sounds good (gotta go easy on the buns)
     
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    Butt (pun), you sit on the motorcycle seat, you might be good with either.
     
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    How's your knee feeling today Char? Are you still free of the tight band feeling around your knee? I would so love to be free of that. I see my OS on 13th to see if I have to have an MUA.
     
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