In the last segment of our buyer’s guide, we want to let you know of five problem areas that you may or may not come across and how to overcome them. Please note that irrespective of the inversion table you purchase or the amount of research you put in, you will still face one or many of the problems mentioned below. Why is that?
Well due to the peculiar nature of inversion tables, they inevitably are susceptible to plenty of issues. Since, they put you in dangerous postures, the strain experienced by the frame and every other component eventually brings out certain issues.
Add to this the lack of proper competition in the market and the lack of supervisory bodies, the niche is riddled with less than perfect products.
Buyer’s Guide Table of Contents
Problem Area 1: Hurting Ankles
Almost a universal occurrence with inversion tables, it really doesn’t matter which brand or model you purchase. Unless you limit your inversion therapy to less than 10 minutes a day, you will feel some amount of discomfort in the ankles. To overcome this you can either wear thick socks, probably more than a pair or purchase gravity boots. No matter how well designed the inversion table is, extensive use tends to put a lot of strain on the ankles as it is the sole point of support in an inverted posture.
Problem Area 2: Big And Heavy
Like we mentioned before, sturdy inversion tables are big and heavy. They need to be otherwise you may just end up falling inverted over your head and crack a few brain cells or two. You simply can do nothing about this so better allocate a permanent space to the inversion table in your house unless you want to heave and huff every day storing it away.
Problem Area 3: Back Rest Bites
This is especially true with cheaper tables. Made of low grade material, they deteriorate faster and can start pinching the back with a few minutes of inversion. Try to stick with expensive brands and ones with mesh or thinner but better quality back rests. Otherwise, purchase or make back rests that are ergonomic and form holding. Remember, padded isn’t always the best and it is better to feel slightly uncomfortable from the start rather than to feel pin pricks for the rest of the time.
Problem Area 4: Imbalance
The best inversion tables tend to shift their centre of gravity as you invert further. At 60 degrees, the table maintains a specific balance point but at 90 degrees it can get extremely difficult for the table to balance out. No matter how well built the table is, it will creak and squeak under such heavy duress. The only way to make sure it never loses balance is to place it on a perfectly flat surface with enough grip and regularly tighten all nuts and bolts.
Problem Area 5: Missing Parts
Ah, if only it were a perfect world. While no manufacturer wants to receive calls for missing parts, it is a reality in today’s express delivery time. If you do receive missing parts, be patient and give the vendor a call to inquire if they can do anything about it. Usually, when you buy from reputed places or websites, they tend to replace the entire package. If this isn’t possible, give a call out to the manufacturer for shipping the missing parts out.And finally, always keep your inversion table serviced. Unfortunately, you won’t get service technicians to come for a maintenance run but you can always maintain your table in optimum condition by keeping some tools at home such as a spanner, screwdriver and greasing agent.