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Re: knee pads

True, but I tend to do a lot of walking around when I'm gardening & the knee
protectors are sure handy. Carpet layers are on their knees most of the time
at work aren't they? Different situation.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melody " <mhobertm@excite.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2005 10:30 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] knee pads

> 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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