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Has anyone tried the mini trampoline for exercising has provided any relief? My partner is continuing to be in so much pain, and I am wondering if that would help


Many thanks

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  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,720
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    You don't say what type of arthritis your partner has or where it is but, to me, a mini trampoline sounds like a rather drastic solution to pain. Why not suggest some of the exercises on here. Tai chi and swimming can be good too.

    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
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  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,545
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    I would be terrified! I am with @stickywicket something more gentle at least to start with might be an idea.

    I just mentioned the Let's move with Leon programme to someone else

    Best of luck

    Toni xx

  • Steph62
    Steph62 Member Posts: 3
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    Thankyou both for comments he has arthritis in his knees. Apologies for not being specific I can see I missed that bit of critical information 🙈

  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,720
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    So I'm guessing it's Osteoarthritis (OA) in his knees.

    Definitely not a trampoline but cycling is great for knees as the body weight is supported while exercising. One young chap came on here with very painful knees, got a bike, gave us several enthusiastic updates and finally cycled off into the distance. An exercise bike would also work if he doesn't fancy roads.

    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
    Steven Wright
  • Baloo
    Baloo Member Posts: 426
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    Hello fella's. I thought I would pitch in that the knee thing doesn't look simple but its worth giving it some all round wellie. I had stiff knees since January. If I kneel down its murder, and still is. I got fed up with it and threw everything I could reasonably find at the leg problem. 111, local doctor, meds, gentle exercise, including a bit of Tai Chi. On meds and some gentle exercise I suddenly get what feels like a remission. Its going to sound daft but I sat on the bus one morning and decided to use the time to do some hand a leg physio and then bingo I was in remission. I suspect there is some mileage in keeping down the general level of inflammation, especially in the morning, and it just takes a bit of finding out how. It's not necessarily anything to do with knees.

  • airwave
    airwave Member Posts: 579
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    Most suitable exercises should be within the limits of what you can do not to the limit, many exercises should be non weight bearing, cycling and swimming are two good examples, using a small trampoline is a good example of how not to exercise knee OA. We do not need to do the same exercise every day but just make it regular and within the persons own limits. I use an electric bike for example, a couple of times a wee depending on the weather and whatever else is happening.

    Often a application of some heat, a hot wheat bag or similar can be useful before and after.

  • alexander1
    alexander1 Member Posts: 70
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    Every specialist has said to me swimming so you have limited resistance and impact on joints.