A while back, I found an inexpensive vibration plate. A very dear friend of mine uses one and swears by it. Of course, she is younger, and in much better shape, so she does a lot of exercises on hers while she’s standing on it.
Anyway, I used it for two or three days in a row, and thought everything was fine. Then my knee started hurting… The one with the knee replacement. So I started reading online about them. And I found that it said that someone with a joint replacement or a metal pin in their body, should not use the vibration plate. It said that too much vibration could loosen pins and screws in the body and cause the need to redo the procedure.
Today I had to go see my doctor about recent bone scan results… Seems I have osteopenia now, close to osteoporosis. Anyway, before I left, I asked him about the vibration plate. He sort of surprised me when he bluntly said, "I’m not an orthopedist, so take what I say, with a grain of salt, however, it sounds to me like the company had a lawyer, and he suggested that they write those words in their advertisements so that they could be protected… Just in case". Then he said, " I can’t imagine that you have a replacement or a pin in your leg that a vibration plate could cause to dislodge."
He said, "every day you ride in a car and do things that have vibrations, so I can’t imagine it would be a problem.
Anyway, I was wondering if any of you knew anything about this. I have to admit that, after a couple of days of using it, my knee with the knee replacement was sore and hurting. I really like using it, but I don’t like it enough to get a second knee replacement on the same knee!
Anybody know anything about this?