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Hip replacement and exercise machines

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Just want to know if I will be able to use my excercise machines following my hip replacement especially the vibrating plate machine, where you stand on the machine and the plate vibrates at speed

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replied October 29th, 2009
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Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth's Ask a Doctor forum.

Generally after a hip replacement surgery you will be able to do all activities that you did earlier including running, jogging, swimming etc. You can also use a normal exercise machine like a treadmill and walk at a pace that suits you.

However a vibrating machine should ideally not be used as it can cause jarring of the joint. In case you feel the need to use this, please discuss with the specialist surgeon before you go for hip replacement. Hope this helps. Take care!

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