Difference Between Fleece And Memory Foam Knee Pad Cover
- If its one thing about a knee walker its that your knee spends a lot of time taking the most of your body weight. Therefore, it is important to have good knee pad. Doing so will allow the user to be comfortable and utilize the knee walker at its full potential.
There are many different kinds of knee pads, but we will be taking a look at the difference of a fleece knee pad cover compared to a memory foam cover. Both covers essentially provide the same duty which is to make the knee pad feel as comfortable as possible.
Why Is It Important To Be Comfortable?
The main reason why comfort is important is due to the prolonged use of the knee scooter. An uncovered knee pad may not be as fully comfortable. If this is the case, then the user may tend to lean or put their bodies in uncomfortable positions. Not only can this be bad for posture, but it can also be detrimental to a person’s health.
If the knee scooter is not being used to its full potential, then that could lead to a longer recovery and we don’t want that. Proper posture is having the leg at essentially a 90-degree angle while using the walker. Like taking a knee on a solid surface eventually the knee gets tired of being in one spot for too long. This is where padding comes into play. Having padding will encourage better posture leading to better use.
What Is The Difference Between Fleece and Memory Foam
The difference between fleece and memory foam is quite evident and we will explain exactly what the differences are. While they each differ from one another they provide a great option for users looking for a more comfortable ride.
Fleece Knee Pad Cover
The Fleece Knee Pad Cover is exactly what it says it is. It is a fleece cover that utilizes a thick faux wool material. This creates an easy natural fleece texture for your knee to rest upon. The advantage to fleece material is that it is machine washable and has an ultra-soft, fluffy feel. It is offered in two sizes, 11.5” and 14.5” to accommodate most knee walkers.
While the 11.5” will cover The Swivelmate Knee Walker and Free Spirit Knee Walker the 14.5” knee cover accommodates The Orthomate All Terrain Knee Scooter, and Free Spirit Knee Walker along with the current Drive DV8 Knee Walker, Drive Economy Steerable, Roscoe Knee Scooter, KneeRover, Medline Basic, and Nova TKW-12.
The versatility of the knee pad cover makes it a popular option. Offering a plush surface and being machine washable is a big advantage. The elastic cover just simply slips over the knee pad making it a great option for those looking for a bit more comfort.
Drawbacks Of Fleece
The drawbacks of the fleece cover is that it still does not provide as much of a cushion as other knee covers. While using this style cover is entirely beneficial it doesn’t exactly provide the give that a memory foam knee pad produces.
When your bare knee is making contact with the surface of the exposed knee pad there is a friction that develops that can be quite annoying to users which is why using a knee pad cover becomes necessary. We hear from users all the time that rave about how great the extra padding and comfort is.
Memory Foam Knee Pad
The great thing about the Memory Foam Knee Pad Cover is that it offers 2” of thickness. This provides long lasting comfort adding a cushion to each and every step made with the knee walker. Equally distributing pressure this knee cover is perfect for encouraging extended prolonged use for the user. Instead of having to stop ever so often with the memory foam knee pad cover this greatly helps with a variety of different factors.
Some of those factors include helping reduce pressure from the knee pad to the knee itself. Reducing friction will ultimately help in the reduction of skin irritation. This is important because if the skin is irritated this can lead to tendencies to lean and promote bad posture. So enabling a person to have less irritation is critical.
This knee pad also reduces the everyday wear and tear that the knee pad faces. Its very easy to install and simply slips right over the knee pad. Securing with a drawstring fastener it comes in two convenient sizes and fits most knee walker models.
The 11.5” model fits The Swivelmate Knee Walker only but the 14” knee pad cover fits all other models such as The Orthomate All-Terrain, Knee Rover Brand, Free Spirit, Roscoe knee walker, All-Terrain Knee Rover, Free Spirit, Drive DV8 and more.
Drawbacks Of Memory Foam
The only drawback is that it cannot be washed in a machine. Due better material used in the memory foam it is not usually necessary to wash unlike the fleece. Fleece picks up residue and sweat quite easily while the memory foam offers a much more air and cushion like experience. This reduces the need to wash the cover.
Which One Is Right For Me?
The only way to truly know which knee pad cover is right for you is to try them out. We offer a great selection including an even better version of The Fleece Knee Pad Cover. It’s called TheComfy Cushion Knee Pad Cover and find more information about it here and down below. If you’re looking to purchase a knee pad cover, we have a great selection to choose from. It’s all designed to assist you have a happier healthier recovery.