How about a kneeling chair? DRAGONN by VIVO Ergonomic Kneeling Chair, Adjustable Stool for Home and Office - Improve Your Posture with an Angled Seat - Thick Comfortable Cushions, Black, DN-CH-K01B https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073ZN7B52/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_aIjbGbMV2ZMSX
Hijacking this thread a little bit to ask: does anyone use a kneeling desk chair like this? My hips ache and I’ve tried these before but I’m worried I won’t like it for more than a day or two.
I use this one but there are cheaper options out there
Kneeling chair - I use https://www.amazon.com/DRAGONN-Ergonomic-Kneeling-Adjustable-Office/dp/B073ZN7B52 (in fact, I have two of these :-).
Disclaimer #1: AFAIK there are no studies that show the benefits of a kneeling chair (but then, AFAIK there are also no studies that show the benefits of a standing desk). Still, the chair made a huge difference for me.
Disclaimer #2: To adjust and get used to the kneeling chair, I would start with just 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the afternoon and extending the time gradually over 1-2 weeks. Also - it is important that you do not lean forward (e.g. when using a keyboard or a mouse) - leaning forward would flex the lower back and might exacerbate back problems.
Disclaimer #3: A comfortable chair is only one part of a solution. Moving from time to tome and changing positions is important in general for lower back health (e.g. don't sit/kneel all the time - get up and walk around the room every 10-15 minutes and/or get for a longer walk after lunch). I highly recommend the "Back Mechanic" book by McGill: https://www.amazon.com/Back-Mechanic-Stuart-McGill-2015-09-30/dp/B01FKSGJYC/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2T3452809ELSY&dchild=1&keywords=back+mechanic+mcgill&qid=1617841459&sprefix=back+mechanic%2Cgarden%2C242&sr=8-1
I love this backless, ergonomic, chair that forces you to use your core muscles, yet is comfortable. Keeps you from slouching and it is adjustable
I actually got lucky and found mine at Goodwill. It was $20. It's not very pretty or high quality but it gets the job done. This one looks to be the highest rated on Amazon.
I use a kneeling chair. Somewhat same concept. I paid 100 dollars.
I can sit indian style (is that still the name) in the chair ok, but is a bit awkward.
So obviously listen to your doctor but here's a few ideas
Once you're ready to start kneeling again try getting a gardeners pad under your knees or a bolster to keep under your butt (to elevate it and take weight off your knees/ankles).
Ergonomic Kneeling Chair, Adjustable.
Used about a week and was gifted a standing desk I prefer.
$110 New on Amazon. Make an offer.
does anyone have one of those kneeling chairs? something like one of these? if so, do you like it?? i'm having a lot of lower back pain and posture issues lately, so i'm wondering if it would help. my one concern is it causing knee pain, as i've gotten some knee pain the past two big hikes i've done. but the hunching is just not doing it for me anymore!
I have siatica and back issues and finally started used my wife's kneeling chair. So so so much better on my back: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.amazon.com/DRAGONN-Ergonomic-Kneeling-Adjustable-Office/dp/B073ZN7B52&ved=2ahUKEwjv5Zya5Kv4AhX9FzQIHZerAOEQFnoECCIQAQ&usg=AOvVaw1eh8spD9BpZhuYMtNTntmg
Note: I have no financial interest in this product or link
I do know what you mean, yeah. Mine hasn't quite annoyed me the way yours has, but I've had a similar feeling from time to time.
You could also try splitting time between a "knee chair" and a standing desk, if you really wanted to go "all in." Standing desk and knee chairs have the same problem; you really can't do them all day long. But you could probably split time between them (I haven't tried that myself).
Looks like most models are the same. As an Amazon Seller, I think this one may be your best bet. The reviews aren't amazing but I own some VIVO mounts and they have good QC so I'd expect the same from this item. With that being said, this whole category has pretty bad Amazon reviews. You can view the top selling kneeling chairs of Amazon US here. There are 250-300 dollar models on the market but they look to be the same quality for the most part and most likely just invest their extra funds into marketing.
Did someone try a Kneeling Chair? (no support for the back)
Oh no! I'm sorry about that. I don't know what happened there. Here's an Amazon listing, the second photo has someone sitting in it.
Have you tried those kneeling chairs? Ergonomic Kneeling Chair Adjustable Stool with Thick Foam Cushions and Smooth Gliding Casters for Home, White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CH1CGB1/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_TBTBAZ8CFNZT44D8YPG8
Also I know of several people who sit on a yoga ball at the desk for this reason
DRAGONN by VIVO Ergonomic Kneeling Chair, Adjustable Stool for Home and Office - Improve Your Posture with an Angled Seat - Thick Comfortable Cushions, Black, DN-CH-K01B https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073ZN7B52/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_N2RBNAX1TEX0MY02PFVP
Depends on your frame and weight , if your thin the link above will force a better posture.
I couldn’t find the one I primarily used, I have scoliosis . But I found it very comfortable, this is the closest thing I could find to it’s shape and style https://www.fully.com/hag-capisco-chair.html
The Sleekform Austin has been a life saver for me: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0773PMT29/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_1ZZVSS1RQ43XQ3KSZQ2B?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
You can kneel, sit, rock, and sit cross legged. I've always been a huge fan of arm rests, but I haven't missed them because it's natural to rest your hands on your lap in between typing.
Do you think maybe one of those kneeling chairs would work for you? This kind of thing. I've got a bit more to love but I'm not too big so I don't know how well they'd work for you, but I found them really natural to use with my back held up straight. Some people use an exercise ball for the same purpose but I still found it too easy to hunch over with those.
I really want to get a kneeling chair like the one in the link, but not necessary that one. some people might think of it as a lisa simpson chair lol.
i have back pain from a work injury a few years ago and i thought this might help a bit. I also thought it wouldn't be terrible for meditation either.
Have you ever tried a chair like this?
And here it is from amazon: Flash Furniture Mobile Wooden Ergonomic Kneeling Posture Office Chair with Reclining Back in Navy Blue Fabric https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000TMHWN2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_JJJZRKXM24THFW038KY9
I use this one. https://www.amazon.com/DRAGONN-Ergonomic-Kneeling-Adjustable-Office/dp/B073ZN7B52/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=kneeling+chair&qid=1620706146&sprefix=kneeling+chair&sr=8-3
Takes some getting used to, but a decade ago a chiropractor recommended kneeling chairs to me for my back issues and I can never go back to the old fold-yourself-in-half kind again.
Ergonomic chair. This is the most comfortable chair and it relieves lower back pain. Also, it is adjustable.
Place monitor at eye level.
Walk around the block twice a day. If course do more when you dan.
Watch videos standing up and doing weights.
Stretch. Lots of exercises online for sciatica. Since that is probably in your future, you can start now to possibly prevent it.
Actually yes, and I can't believe I forgot to mention that! I definitely want to get one but so far I haven't been able to decide what. Everything has some compromise in design and the high cost makes the buy-it-before-I-try-it an expensive gamble if I choose incorrectly.
About a year ago I had L5-S1 herniation out to the side and into the nerve area that caused a lot of nerve pain in my back and hip and numbness in my leg.
I tried PT for a few months but I found that just aggravated the nerves, so I ended up getting a steroid injection and that worked really well.
Over the last year there have been small flare-ups but I've been able to keep them at bay with light stretches, anti-inflammatories, and rest.
The thing that's helped the most (since I sit a lot too) is changing my chair. Sitting too long seems to be the biggest thing that aggravates the issue, and I've switched to a kneeling chair like this, which takes ALL the pressure off my lower back.
I use a kneeling chair (like this). Takes some getting used to, but I could never go back. Keeps my spine in a natural shape instead of folded up.
I've been using knee chairs for a while now and it's helped my back .
This one to be exact.
Also got a standing desk for when i'm just tired of sitting.
Something like this:
But i would recommend that you get a standing desk instead.
However it is good to start somewhere. :)
yeah, the space is a little tight. I usually find furniture/spaces have to be multifunction in tighter spaces. Desks = desks + TV media storage.
TV = second screen for either of the desktops + a TV
Good thing is that your desks are only 2ft deep though.
Maybe one of these alternative chairs or stoools for seating.
or one of these TV wall mounts that allows movement forward, so you can just bring the TV out when seated in the couch.
Maybe you should try a different chair. I don't think they can complain if you provide your own, or provide your own back support for the awful one you have. some find that a kneeling chair is an option, as it changes the way you sit entirely. They have ones with and without back supports.
the thing is going to be to find a chair type that is comfortable for extended use and to get a doctors note saying that you need to use it for medical reasons - then your work has to allow it, vs the one they provided. Then you can bring yours, put your name on it, and no one else can use it.
I have a kneeling chair which I don't always use because it does make my legs sore quickly but I feel like I play better in it than a normal chair
I'll wear a lightweight scarf, loosely hanging down the front, which kind of obscures the view. Seriously, whenever I've noticed someone staring it's always a woman with a judgey look on her face!
See if you can find a chair that looks like this to try. If it seems comfortable and your boss won't buy it, ask if you can get one to bring in.
I can see that being comfy (or comfy enough to forget).
It reminds me of my Dad's computer stool a little.
I tried it but it didn't really help my lower back problems. I would find myself slouching after a while and the pain didn't go away. The Yoga Chair was the only chair that was able to keep my back straight and got rid of all my lower back problems.
You put most of your weight on your knees and shins and this position forces your back to stay straight. The other benefit is that people think its some kind of sex machine and its always a topic for conversation. I have one at home and in my office.
I have a kneeling chair that I love. Mine is from the 80's, but it's something like this and it is surprisingly comfortable.
If you're a fan of good posture, one of these works great, but if you get one invest in some additional padding or you'll eventually hate having sore shins all day.