Originally Posted by bdancer
It is probably not the speed but the vibration and jarring motion of the treadmill that is bothering you.. and be careful because I also hurt my neck on the stationary bike.. I am not an advocate of treadmills I have seen too many injuries.. I know it sounds strange but it is much better to walk on normal ground... (outside better than concrete floors but hey in the winter we make do) today it was awful weather icy and cold so I walked 4 times around my grocery store... those people must have thought I had memory problems and couldn't remember my grocery list!!! LOL I also sometimes walk the gym at our gym ... much better than treadmills...
I understand where you are coming from and what you are saying. My former PTs have also encouraged me to do the elliptical machine over the treadmill for a couple reasons, one being the pounding on the back the treadmill can cause. I've been hesitant cause the elliptical has been too taxing on me. My plan was to work up to it. My current PT does allow me to use the treadmill, as long as I'm taking it easy. She also said we'll work up to a point where I can use their elliptical machine as a part of my strengthening. I'm just not there yet with them.
Thanks for your comments and encouragement for the best treatment options.