What to Consider
What to Look for in a Garden Kneeling Pad
Symptomatic osteoarthritis specifically in knees occurs in roughly 10 percent of men and 13 percent in women of the age 60 years and older. To avoid extra pain while doing activities such as the landscaping, you must consider your particular body type, level of joint discomfort, and how often you will use a foam knee pad.
Consider Your Body Type and Joint Condition
If you are a larger individual, look for foam with more density and figure measurements such as the RED Home Club model. Conversely, if you are particularly petite and have severe arthritis in your knees, you might need a much softer cushion. Something like the Navy Penguin dual-density foam pad or the InSassy Garden Kneeler could be good options for your case.
Do You Need Assistance Getting Up?
You also want to consider whether or not having handles on a kneeling bench/pad would be a benefit to you. If you labor in getting up and down, you don’t want to find yourself stuck out in the garden if a sudden downpour starts or an emergency requires you to get up quickly. Moreover, you don’t want to fall if you feel weak while trying to get up on your own. You may find it worth your while to invest a little extra money into a kneeling pad if you garden on a regular basis. A model such as the SONGMICS kneeler that can be flipped over as a new pad with handles to help you out would be just what you need.
Investigate the Quality of Construction
With the bench type of models, sturdy bars and secure lock-in-place construction is essential for safety as well. You don’t want to attempt to apply your body weight to a handle that is not locked in place, which could result in injury. Look into reviews, especially if they number in the several hundred or even thousands. However, remember to take some negative reviews with a grain of salt. Occasionally, devices are not used correctly, or instructions are not read thoroughly. So, if the overwhelming ratio of ratings is four or five stars, you can bet it is likely a quality product.