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.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 12 2
Improve mobility 6 6
Fibromyalgia 3 0
Weight loss 3 0
Mild depression 1 1
Multiple sclerosis 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Elliptical Trainer

Side effect Patients
Pain in knee(s) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently doing Elliptical Trainer

Dosage Patients
6 min daily 1
70 min weekly 1
30 min m,w,f 1
15 min daily 1
15 min twice daily 1
30 min daily 1
20minutes as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking 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
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 5

Stopped doing Elliptical Trainer

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 5
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 6
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Elliptical Trainer.