What is Elliptical Trainer?

Category: Exercises

Most Popular Types: NuStep recumbent elliptical

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An elliptical trainer (also cross trainer or simply elliptical) is a stationary exercise machine used to simulate walking or running without causing excessive pressure to the joints, hence decreasing the risk of impact injuries.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

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Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
1
None
2

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Elliptical Trainer

Fatigue 1
Pain in knees 1
Soreness 1

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently doing Elliptical Trainer)
Dosage Patients
20 min daily 3
30 min daily 3
daily 2
25minutes as needed 2
30 min weekly 2
15 min daily 2
monthly 1
45minutes as needed 1
1 hr weekly 1
4 weekly 1
Why Patients Stopped Doing Elliptical Trainer (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Other 2
Did not seem to work 1
See all 2 patients who’ve stopped doing Elliptical Trainer

Duration

Currently Doing Elliptical Trainer
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 3
Stopped Doing Elliptical Trainer
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 0
2 years or more 2
Adherence
Always
1 33%
Usually
2 67%
Sometimes
0 0%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
0 0%
Somewhat
0 0%
A little
1 33%
Not at all
2 67%
Cost
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
2 100%
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1 patient evaluation for Elliptical Trainer

StrkL
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StrkL
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Off
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

See StrkL's full Elliptical Trainer history

Sep 1, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Slowness: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 30 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: As of Sept 1, 2010, I am lumping elliptical together with the other aerobic exercise I do - walking, exercise bike, running.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Soreness, Fatigue

Oct 17, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Slowness: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 30 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: Even when I was unable to walk (due to freezing, lack of balance, and poor coordination), before I got my medication adjusted, I was able to get a strenuous workout on the elliptical machine.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Soreness, Fatigue

Aug 16, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 30 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: It has much the same movements as running, but without the pounding. You can go at a high rate of movement and low resistance, or a slower rate and movement and high resistance. You can hold on to the rails, or (to help your balance) not hold on to the rails. Usually, the latter is much more tiring than the former, so you may wish to alternate. With the former, you can concentrate on endurance; with the latter, balance.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Soreness, Fatigue

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