Is Gardening Hurting Your Knees?

Gardening is a great way to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather. However, it can also be a time when knee injuries are more likely to occur. Knee pain can be debilitating, and it can keep you from enjoying your favorite outdoor activities. Follow the following steps in order to prevent knee pain.


Warm-up exercises which includes stretching and other simple experiences can help loosen up your muscles and prepare your body for the physical demands of gardening.

2. Ergonomic Posture

Maintaining an ergonomic posture can help prevent knee and back injuries. Avoid repetitive twisting movements and try to use your whole body when lifting heavy objects. When lifting something, bend your knees and keep your back straight.

3. Use Protective Gear

Protective gear like knee pads and supportive shoes can help protect your knees by reducing pressure when kneeling.

4. Take breaks

It is important to take regular breaks while gardening. This can help prevent fatigue and reduce the risk of injury.

5. Know your limits

It is important to know your limits when gardening. Don’t push yourself too hard, and listen to your body. If you start to feel pain or discomfort, take a break or stop gardening altogether. It is better to take a break than to risk injuring yourself.

At Joint Reaction, we help you understand your knee injury and try to get to the root of the problem to help you get better. We are a team of physiotherapists, massage therapists, chiropractors and acupuncturists who work together to help you feel better.