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Re: knee pads


Since I have a pinched nerve in my knee (from yoga, not gardening!) I have
switched to using a very low stool instead of kneeling.  This works much
better than I would have thought, though there are still occasionally times
when I do -- or want to -- kneel down in the dirt.  Or I sit, with knees out
to one side.  There is something I enjoy so much about being at flower's
"eye level."
--Barb, Grass Valley CA
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2005 7:59 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] knee pads


> We've got two kneeling pads--both about 16 inches by 8 inches, one soft
> plastic, the other firmer plastic. Both work well, but you do have to
> stop and move them.
>
> On May 24, 2005, at 6:30 AM, Melody wrote:
>
> > Judy: Am married to a flooring installer who refuses to ever, ever wear
> > knee pads for any reason...says an ortho. doc told him long ago that
> > the
> > rolling around of the knee cap that pads allow for actually causes more
> > arthritis inducing damage than it prevents. DH claims the simple
> > kneeling pads that only provide a little cushion but stabilize the knee
> > cap are better for you, if something of a pain in the butt cause you
> > have to move it each time you move. Don't know how much knee pad
> > technology has come along in the intervening years since DH had that
> > conversation with his doc, but might want to check on it if you're
> > going
> > to be using them much.
> >
> >
> >
> > Melody
> > Hills, IA  zone 5
> >
> >
> >
> >  --- On Sun 05/22, Judy Browning < judybrowning@lewiston.com > wrote:
> > From: Judy Browning [mailto: judybrowning@lewiston.com]
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Date: Sun, 22 May 2005 09:59:06 -0000
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] knee pads
> >
> > I've bought a couple pair made of foam. DH at first said they were a
> > waste<br>of money, but has worn the first one out & has the second pair
> > stashed<br>somewhere. As I recall they were under $20 at Home Depot.
> > May
> > have to add<br>that to my shopping list. I'd be interested to know if
> > anyone has used the<br>gel padded ones. They would be heavier, but that
> > material does spread the<br>pressure out better. The closed cell
> > compressable foam would be even better<br>from a pressure reduction
> > standpoint.<br>----- Original Message -----<br>From: "Donna"
> > <gossiper@sbcglobal.net><br>To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent: Sunday,
> > May 22, 2005 3:55 PM<br>Subject: [CHAT] knee pads<br><br><br>> As I got
> > older, found moving the foam piece around or just kneeling
> > all<br>day<br>> in the garden was getting to me...<br>><br>> So two
> > years ago I invested in a cheap pair of knee pads (Velcro holds<br>>
> > connected to pieces of foam). Well they are about worn out and need to
> > be<br>> replaced (pond
> >
> > rocks/boulders really did a number on them).<br>><br>> Curious if any
> > of
> > you use them, which brand, or should I just buy another<br>> disposable
> > pair?<br>><br>> Donna<br>><br>>
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> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
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> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
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