If there is any comfort in recovering from a broken foot, ankle, leg, foot, or any other lower leg injury its knowing that knee scooters make life so much easier. Using knee walkers for a prolonged period of time should be fun and useful in aiding with recovery.
Many of our loyal customers ask how can I make my knee pad more comfortable?
The answer would be a knee pad cover. Each knee walker comes with it a knee pad that holds the leg up, however they are not all alike, they vary in shape and size and comfort. This part of the scooter gets the full force of your body weight put on it when you glide with the scooter. In doing so it’s important to be as comfy as possible so we took a look at some of the best knee scooter knee pad covers.
Knee Pad Cover Options
The knee pad covers we will be reviewing are both practical and affordable. These models include the following.
- Memory Foam Knee Pad Cover
- Comfy Cushion Knee Pad Cover
- Fleece Knee Pad Cover
Lets start with the most comfortable model.
Comfy Cushion Knee Pad Cover
- Your knee will thank you! This deluxe foam cushion adds an extra 2" of padding to your knee pad for even more comfort. It is covered in a soft fleece material and has a built-in anti-slip back.
- The 11.5" cover accommodates the Swivelmate knee walker.
- The 14" cover accommodates the Orthomate All Terrain Knee Scooter and Free Spirit models as well as the Drive DV8, Drive Economy, Drive Economy Steerable, Roscoe Knee Scooter, KneeRover, Medline Basic, and Nova Brands.
Benefits of The Comfy Cushion
Easy Installation – The easy installation process allows the knee pad cover to simply slide over the knee pad with elastic waist holds. These holds are tight and secure making the pad very stable when in use.
Comfort - This pad ads an extra 2" of layer comfort. A truly great feature the ride becomes much more comfortable and stable when given this extra padding.
Washable – The foam pad can be washed and air dried to keep it fresh and clean.
Anti-Slip Backing – The anti-slip backing makes for a secure fit. This model does not allow for slipping due to it’s elastic waist holds.
Memory Foam Knee Pad Cover
- This 2" thick knee pad cover is made from premium memory foam to provide long lasting added comfort and cushion while distributing pressure evenly across knee pad platform.
- At over 2" thick, it helps reduce pressure, friction, and skin irritation; while
reducing everyday wear and tear on the knee pad. Easy to install, it simply slips over the knee pad and secures with a drawstring fastener. It comes in two convenient sizes to fit most models. The 11.5" cover accommodates the Swivelmate knee walker, the 14" most other models.
Benefits Of Memory Foam
Comfort – You can see that this model adheres to your knee. Just like the memory foam that resides in a bed this foam conforms to each individuals body making it the most comfortable knee pad cover in the industry.
Reduced Irritation – With less friction caused when moving around with the walker there is less skin irritation when walking. The less friction and more padding make the ride much easier.
Easy To Install – This model is very easy to install and slides right on. The model features a pull tie at the bottom which tightens the cover.
Even Pressure – The equalization of pressure across all areas of the model assist in joint comfort and a smoother ride. If your knee has been irritated, then sometimes that can cause a person to walk the wrong way with the scooter further increasing discomfort. That is not the case with the memory foam cover and will significantly increase the comfort you feel when riding.
Fleece Knee Pad Cover
- The Fleece Knee Pad Cover is a faux wool material that creates a fleece texture for your knee to rest on. It is machine washable has a soft, fluffy feel. It is offered in two sizes, 11.5" and 14" to accommodate most knee walkers. Upgrade your knee pad surface for a more comfortable ride!
- This model is a cover only and does not have any additional foam or padding, which is great for when you just want to add a texture to your knee pad to prevent slipping, for example when sweating outside or when using sunblock.
Benefits of The Fleece Cover
Cheaper Option - If your looking for a slightly cheaper model but still want the comfort this is the option for you. It’s only $9.99 and provides more comfort than not having one at all.
Secure Fit – The elastic band that surrounds the model provides a nice and easy fit making the model easy to install. Just slide it on and you are good to go.
Washable – Just like the Comfy Cushion Knee Pad Cushion this particular model is machine washable for longevity. If you will be on the knee walker for a longer than normal.