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mini trampoline for indoor exercise

Postby Astralane » Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:22 pm

Hello to all fellow sufferers. I am wondering what the consensus of opinion is on the use of a mini trampoline for indoor exercise.
Personally I have a syrinx extending from T5 - T8. Also some herniated discs and rheumatoid arthritis. Meds for rheumatoid preclude
being in the sun ( a bit difficult in Queensland) and I was thinking of purchasing one.
Any input on this matter would be much appreciated. Thanks for listening and hoping you all have a good day today.
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Re: mini trampoline for indoor exercise

Postby pmaxwell » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:27 am

It is always a good idea to run something like this by your doctor. It seems people vary greatly in their reaction to any exercise so you will want to discuss it with your doctor or a therapist. Exercise is important but you need to find what is right for you.
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Re: mini trampoline for indoor exercise

Postby Astralane » Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:06 pm

Thank you Patricia, for taking the time to answer my question, Blessings, Astralane
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Re: mini trampoline for indoor exercise

Postby Gill » Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:54 am

I'm not sure a trampoline would be your best choice for exercise. Do a bit of poking around on the net - but from memory, stuff that involves rapid movement (or contact or straining or lifting weights) can be a risk.

Maybe an exercise bike or treadmill, or a drive to your local swimming pool?

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Re: mini trampoline for indoor exercise

Postby Cyborg Ninja » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:14 pm

I imagine a trampoline would cause a lot of stress on the spine. Not a good choice.
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Re: mini trampoline for indoor exercise

Postby jessica » Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:41 pm

How about a Wii? :)
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Re: mini trampoline for indoor exercise

Postby texassyrinx2 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:10 pm

I would not even attempt to use a trampoline because of the chance of a catastrophic injury from a simple fall. I have two large syrinx. One in c spine and one in t spine and have been told all alone to avoid heights or anything that could perhaps end in a fall. I was diagnosed in 1991 and have had to give up sky diving and scuba diving and rollerblading etc because I was told that a fall could result in paralysis. So I do believe it is a good idea to speak with the specialist before making a decision.
I do do pool or water physical therapy 5 times a week and have fould it to be a great stress reliever and it keeps my weight in check too.


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Re: mini trampoline for indoor exercise

Postby reedy » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:52 am

I'll be blunt - a trampoline sounds like one of the very worst things you could do for yourself. Only boxing, rock climbing, motocross or sky diving might be worse (as they all have impacts that would be bigger than a trampoline).

My symptoms get much worse when I wear shoes that allow too much impact to be transferred up my spine. Stiff soled shoes + walk to work means my hands don't work any more, my walking becomes uneven and I become more incontinent. Would you really want to accelerate that process? Do something without impacts for exercise.
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Re: mini trampoline for indoor exercise

Postby Beverley » Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:51 pm

I would not think even a mini trampoline would be a great idea becuse the jumping puts excessive pressure on the spine.
I would go for some kind of exercise bike with adjustable settings to lessen the pressure. I just don't think that jumping is the best idea.

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Re: mini trampoline for indoor exercise

Postby Astralane » Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:24 pm

Thanks to everyone who replied to my question. Definitely wont be getting that mini trampoline.
I find that resting in bed propped up on pillows is the best way to deal with pain, plus the meds, of course.
I guess it is the same for a lot of folks. Trouble is so many meds cause weight gain and exercise causes more pain.
Thanks again to everyone. Blessings to all Astralane.
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