Did you know that even the simplest tasks can cause wear and tear on your joints? Even ordinary chores such as gardening can cause prolonged joint pain, especially in the knees and back.
Now that it’s Fall (with Winter just around the corner!), make sure you pay attention to how you’re treating your body when gardening. Issues in the joints can occur when raking leaves, stooping down to pick up weeds, digging, laying sod, or even when bending over to water a hard to reach plant.
In order to help reduce your chances of injury while working in the yard, we recommend trying gardening braces for the back and knee. These gardening braces help support your joints during bending and twisting motions. This helps minimize joints from moving out of place and lowers your chances of injury. Gardening braces can be especially helpful if you’ve had a previous injury, since an injury may leave your back or knee more susceptible to re-injury.
Here are some gardening braces you can check out:
Gardening Braces for the Back
DonJoy Back Brace – Provides compression all around the back for lower back support, and is adjustable for your needs. It’s also easy to use and the breathable material makes it ideal for a gardening brace.
DonJoy ComfortFORM Back Support – A great general purpose back brace and ideal for extra joint protection while gardening. It’s designed to help promote proper back alignment.
Gardening Braces for the Knee
DonJoy Reaction Knee Brace – One of our bestselling knee braces. Webbed design helps disperse energy and pressure around the knee, for more balanced, controlled activity. It may be especially helpful for gardeners with previous knee injuries.
DonJoy Performer Knee Support – Great for mild support of the knee. Provides all around compression to minimize knee strain and reduces pressure on the knee cap.