Have you ever used an upright exercise bicycle for awhile and had your back hurt? If you are like me, you have. An exercise bike is a favored piece of equipment to use during the tkr recuperation process. One of my readers expressed concerns about what to do about their back pain from an upright.
Immediately after my tkr, my back pain was at its worse since my body would almost fall off the upright bike as I made a pedal rotation. My tkr knee couldn’t flex enough for the pedaling process. That was the purpose of the using this bike. Back pain was especially troublesome during my rehab 1-12 weeks after my tkr (that’s right, I said 1-12 weeks). Then, I had a chance to get a recumbent exercise bike and went for it.
There is no back pain from using a recumbent exercise bike. You are sitting in a comfortable, cushioned seat that is ergonomically correct. In fact, your entire body is ergonomically fitted in this bike. The seat is large enough for a variety of body types. There is no crouching or bending of the back at all while using this form of exercise equipment.
The recumbent bike does not provide as intense a workout for increasing your tkr flexibility, though. The upright bike is far better at doing this.
So, if you want a change from using an upright exercise bike, try a recumbent. Your back will thank you.
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