Ergonomic Garden Tools for People With Arthritis

Ergonomic garden tools help you maintain your favorite outdoor hobby with ease and maximum joint protection. People with arthritis are gardening with pain and overburdened joints. Garden tools that are cumbersome, whether from weight or inadequate grip, can make a pleasant hobby very difficult for people with arthritis.

Gardening can be the ideal activity for someone with arthritis. You might even say it's the perfect hobby for people with physical limitations. Being out in the sunshine, moving and putting your body through its range of motion, tending to flowers and plants that will inevitably bring joy and boost positive feelings — does it get any better? But, you have to be able to do it. The right garden equipment is necessary.

You should look for garden tools that are lightweight. They should feel good in your hand. Some are designed with extra attachments built on the tool to add support at the elbow and take pressure and stress off of the hands. There are different approaches to consider as well, such as raised flower beds or container gardening. Assess where your difficulties lie and look for solutions. There are many ergonomic garden tools available. Here are a few for you to consider and then you can look beyond these to find even more.


Radius Garden 100 Ergonomic Aluminum Hand Trowel

An ergonomic garden shovel in the dirt

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The Radius Garden Trowel is an ultra-light all-purpose hand trowel. It is ergonomically designed with a natural grip to reduce hand and wrist stress. It has a polished aluminum/magnesium blade, which is both light and strong. Cuts through the soil easily. Carries a Lifetime warranty.


Garden Weasel Claw Pro

The Garden Weasel is a tool that is great for weeding as well as digging holes to plant flowers. You no longer have to bend down, kneel, or strain to reach the ground. Just step and twist.


Ratcheting Pruning Shears

Gonicc Pruning Shears are designed for an ergonomic, comfortable fit with mechanisms that can multiply your hands power by up to three times. Absolutely an ideal choice for weak hands.


Suncast POWERWIND Automatic Garden Hose Reel

It is convenient for a gardener to have a neatly contained hose. It sounds so simple, but it can be like wrestling an alligator at times. This is a 100-foot capacity hose reel that is automatic and comes fully assembled. It has a foot pedal function and a rechargeable battery and charger unit included. Tangle-free, too!


Peta Easi-Grip Long Reach Garden Tools, Set of 4

From, this garden tool set has extended length tools and non-slip handles which can easily be used while seated.


Gronomics Rustic Elevated Garden Bed, Unfinished

Don't stop gardening because you can't get down on your knees. Consider raised garden bed systems. The Gronomics elevated garden bed is 24 inches by 48 inches by 30 inches. Requires tool-free assembly. It slides together in minutes. It is made from 100% western red cedar.


Yaheetech 3 Tier Wooden Raised Garden Bed

This three tier raised garden bed is another style that allows for different growing beds. The top two tiers can accommodate deep-rooted vegetables and plants, while the smaller 8-inch bottom tier is great for growing smaller plants. The boards slide together making assembly easy. Made of non-toxic fir wood.