2nd October 2019

mayoclinic
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Are ellipticals bad for your knees?

You can get an effective aerobic workout with both an elliptical machine and a treadmill. Using an elliptical machine can be less stressful on your knees, hips and back than is running on a treadmill. Walking on a treadmill, however, exerts about the same force as using an elliptical machine.

What exercises can you do with a bad knee?

8 Exercises to Help Your Knees
  • Straight Leg Raises. If your knee's not at its best, start with a simple strengthening exercise for your quadriceps, the muscles in the front of the thigh.
  • Hamstring Curls.
  • Prone Straight Leg Raises.
  • Wall Squats.
  • Calf Raises.
  • Step-Ups.
  • Side Leg Raises.
  • Leg Presses.
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