-return to your doctor and get a doctors clearance..
I don't use ellipticals because they hurt me too...
As the body stands, each knee bears approximately 50% of the weight of the body; as the body moves, the forces directed into each foot and up into each knee can approach three times the body weight of the person. Ten pounds (4.5 kg) of excess weight will translate into 30 lb (13.6 kg) of increased force with each stride..
Make sure your knees can handle what your dishing out to them, I race walk on dirt tracks to avoid impact stress fractures in my spinal column and my joints protesting from artifical movements on cardio machines.. Ellipticals give me direct pain.. But if I walk, I can walk 10km no problems or do I need to take pain killers.. I had a long period of time efter lossing weight- where my legs regained their correct allignment.. Huge saddle bags on the thighs can also push knees out of alignment.. I had to reduce my weight working with my nutrition to feel better...
even as light as I am now - the weight off helps my knees it doesn't cancel out the damage done.. It just puts off having to have knee replacements so early in my life..
Edited by: REDSHOES2011 at: 1/5/2012 (22:08)