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Has anyone used a vibration plate for osteoporosis?

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by Sasha, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    I'm wondering if anyone with ICC/CCC ME has tried such a plate and whether they found it safe in terms of their ME.

    I'll be getting a bone scan soon, just in case, and am thinking ahead.
     
  2. Sushi

    Sushi Moderation Resource Albuquerque

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    I've used them for periods. They didn't affect my ME symptoms but if you are one who gets dizzy or has a lot of trouble with standing, that could be a problem I'd think.

    I no longer get dexa-scans so don't know if this had any effect, though there are studies that say it does.

    Sushi
     
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  3. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Thanks, Sushi - how long do you have to stand on them?
     
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    Sushi Moderation Resource Albuquerque

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    Of course it is up to you but a doctor once told me about 10 min at a time.

    Sushi
     
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    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Great! I could do that.
     
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    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Just looking into this further - Sushi, did you buy your own plate? If so, which model was it?
     
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    Sushi Moderation Resource Albuquerque

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    No, the gym at my apartment complex had one. I have moved now so I don't know the brand or model.

    Sushi
     
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  8. perchance dreamer

    perchance dreamer Senior Member

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    I was tempted to get a vibration plate, but my eye doctor said there's a chance they can cause small retinal tears. I'm not sure how common this is.
     
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  9. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Really? :eek:

    I've read that there are two types - ones designed for healthy people to exercise with that really bounce you around (and there not suitable for me at any rate!) and ones that do low-amplitude vibration. I wonder if it's the former with the risk.

    http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2001/ast02nov_1/

    I saw a video somewhere comparing the two, that showed a bowl of water on each plate. On the exercise plate, the water sloshed all over but on the low-amplitude plate, it just shivered a bit. I think it would be far gentler than walking.
     
  10. perchance dreamer

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    It's good to know about the 2 types of plates. I'll look into it again. It is appealing because I have bone thinning.
     
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    Sasha Fine, thank you

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