Gardening Articles: Care :: Tools & Equipment
Ease Knee Strain Like a Major Leaguer
by Kathy Bond Borie
Looking for a gift for an avid gardener who has everything, including sore knees? Planting bulbs and setting transplants, weeding and harvesting -- all that standing up and squatting down puts strain on the knee joints. Baseball catchers have a similar problem since they spend so much time squatting, and a product designed to help them has now been revamped for gardeners.
Knee Savers strap on behind the calves and provide cushioned support between the calves and thighs. Your knees can't bend as far so they suffer less strain. Velcro straps and notches that cradle the Achilles help keep the knee savers in place as you work. Now you can double that bulb order!
Knee Savers are made by AliMed, a manufacturer of medical and ergonomic products. Visit their Web site at http://www.alimed.com/sporting_goods_index.cfm