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Home » Gardening Injuries & How To Treat Them » Back Braces For Gardening

Using Back Braces For Gardening Injuries

Extensive time spend weeding, raking or planting can cause lower back pain and make it necessary to wear a back brace for gardening activities.Gardeners will frequently spend significant periods of time in a stooped or kneeling position, and this may lead to lower back pain. If afflected with this condition, wearing a back brace for gardening activity will help to rest the damaged tissues in your back and promote a faster recovery. The back brace will provide support for your lower back muscles, ligaments and tendons and protect them from stress as you continue your daily activities.

Ideally, you will want to be able to continue wearing your back brace for gardening activities as well as the rest of your day. The more hours of each day you spend wearing the brace, the greater the rest given to your back and the faster will be your recovery. Even if you do not suffer from lower back pain, you should consider wearing an appropriate back brace for gardening as a preventive measure.

Choosing A Back Brace

When choosing a gardening back brace, you should bear the following in mind:

  • Try to choose a brace that is low profile and light. Such a brace will not interfere with your day to day functions and will be easy to wear. The Bio Skin Back Skin is a good example of this.
  •  Look for a brace that is hypoallergenic as well as latex and neoprene free. This will remove the need to be concerned about medical reactions as a result of long term contact with the brace. 
  • Some braces possess technologies for adhering securely to the skin. These braces will be more effective in the long term as you can then precisely target the area of your back that requires support.

For other considerations, when choosing your back brace for gardening, please read this post about choosing a brace for lower back pain.

 

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