6 Must-Have Gardening Products To Relieve Back Pain And Arthritis Symptoms

Laura Grande | April 12th, 2017

Getting ready to garden? Don’t let back pain or arthritis symptoms keep you from your favourite outdoor hobby. These must-have gardening products will help ease your discomfort. 

Joint pain should never prevent you from exercising your green thumb. Although back pain and arthritis symptoms can make it that much harder for gardeners to to enjoy their favourite pastime, it doesn’t mean it’s time to hang up the shovel.

Here, some of our favourite products to ease back pain and arthritis symptoms.

Memory Foam Kneeling Pad 

With its thick core of dense EVA foam, this kneeling pad prevents debris or surface irregularities from creating pressure points and instantly conforms to the unique shape of your knees. This water resistant product is made from durable nylon. Size: 20″ long, 12″ wide and 2″ thick.

Find it here: Lee Valley, $46

Radius Garden Ergonomic Aluminum Hand Trowel 

With its ergonomic design, this high-performance hand trowel minimizes hand and wrist stress while maximizing power to provide a secure grip. The handles are cleverly designed to keep the hand joints in natural positions. The ultra-light blade cuts easily through compacted soil and you can use the blade wings to pull up roots and weeds.

Find it here: Amazon, $8

All-in-One Garden Tote Bag 

It’s large opening makes it easy to view and sort through the contents. This spacious garden bag has plenty of pockets to hold all your gardening tools and supplies—it can even transport seedling pots. The nine outer pockets contain elastic cords that hold tool handles upright and the bag’s wire core provides a rigidity to the bag while the hard plastic bottom protects against moisture. Size: 9″ x 16″ x 10″ interior.

Find it here: Lee Valley, $ 55

Low Rider Swivel Scoot

The contoured seat lets you tend to your plants from a low, seated position and prevents strain in your back, shoulders and knees. The seat swivels 360 degrees and includes a carrying handle molded onto the seat back for simple storage convenience. Adjust seat from: 9″ to 13.5″ inches.

Find it here: Gardeners.com, $50 

Haws Watering Cans 

With its slim design, this watering can is easy to carry and store, and includes a handle with a comfortable grip that relieves wrist tension and makes balancing and pouring easy. The brass rose nozzle provided gentle water pressure. Size: 7″ profile with capacity to hold 5l (1.3 US gal.) of water.

Find it here: Lee Valley, $85

Grow IT! Nitrile Gardening Gloves

These nitrile-coated foam gloves allow for excellent dexterity and are snag-resistant. Coming in three assorted colours, the polyester string-knit shell leaves hands feeling both comfortable and well-protected.

Find it here: Walmart, $5