With spring in full force, it’s time to begin digging, planting, and weeding to get your garden looking in tip-top shape. However, if you suffer from chronic pain, moving around your garden can be a challenging task. Fortunately, there are several ways to manage your pain symptoms and help you enjoy gardening pain-free.
Pain-Free Gardening Tips
Before performing any exercise, it’s essential to properly warm up. Take a brisk walk to increase blood flow and prepare your muscles. Additionally, begin and end with light stretches to reduce muscle soreness.
Use Ergonomic Tools
Ergonomic gardening tools are built to reduce back, wrist, hand, and knee pain. Use kneepads, garden seats, gloves, curved hand tools, and coil hoses. Gardeners are able to enjoy gardening, even with arthritis, chronic pain, or mobility issues.
Build Accessible Gardens
When setting up a garden, it’s important to understand what your limitations are. There are several layout options that allow you to garden without bending and kneeling. Consider installing container gardens, hanging planters, a greenhouse, or raised garden beds.
To prevent pains and strains, spread your gardening work over a period of 3-5 days. Always listen to your body to ensure a pain-free gardening experience.
If you suffer from chronic pain, there are several ways to minimize the strain on your joints to make gardening great again. For more information on pain-free gardening, schedule your free, no-obligation today.