How to Work Out with Joint Pain
Many people with knee issues are looking for a cardio exercise without the consequences of impact that they would encounter with running or walking. Some look to elliptical machines as an alternative. These machines, like recumbent or upright cycles, fall into the category of “machine defined” pieces of equipment. This means that the engineers have determined what the plane of movement will be, while there is usually some degree of user adjustment. What this means is that while there is no body weight impact, there is still a kinetic chain of movement that creates torque on the joint. That is, the pedal moves the foot, the foot moves the knee and the knee moves the hip. To insure a great user experience, it is necessary to work with a professional to ensure proper fitting of the machine to the individual.