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Bike is the Answer to Knee Pain

If you’ve suffered from a knee injury or have undergone knee surgery in the past, there’s a chance you may experience a flare-up of pain from time to time. If you’re finding it difficult to participate in activities you typically enjoy, like walking or running, perhaps a spin on a stationary bike is the answer for you. For some, it’s a great way to get the muscles pumping and blood flowing to that area.
I am a firm believer in modifications. Don’t let a flare-up stop you from getting some cardio in and moving … try an alternative way to exercise instead to maintain your strength and flush out some of the swelling. It greatly depends on your specific injury, but most likely, a stationary bicycle won’t delay healing or set you back. When you recover from your flare-up, you can return to walking, running, or whatever else it is that you enjoy doing.
When I put patients on the bike in my clinic, we utilize the manual setting and adjust the resistance, maintaining comfortability. Remember: this exercise isn’t for everyone.
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Tom Willemann

Tom Willemann

Tom Willemann is a premier physical therapist based out of Bergen County, New Jersey. He holds an MS in physical therapy from the University of Miami, is credentialed in the world-renowned McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), and holds an OCS (Orthopedic Clinical Specialist) certification. As of 2018, there are approximately 14,000 ABPTS certified specialists in the nation and less than 400 of them are located in the state of New Jersey. Tom is the owner and director of Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation in Paramus. He opened the clinic, which specializes in spine and sports injury prevention, in 2004 after many years of experience in the field. Tom’s caring interest in others and his strong belief in continuity of care, combined with his clinic’s ability to find solutions for the most difficult orthopedic problems, have earned Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation its excellent reputation with patients and medical professionals in northeastern New Jersey and beyond. A true “family man,” Tom takes pride in his clinic’s warm and welcoming environment.
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