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Securing and Shielding your Knees for SALLAH

How To Use Knee Pads?

Knee pads differ from each other with closures – if they are sleeve type knee pads, they may have no closures, but if they are adjustable knee pads, they may have closures for wrapping or adjustable straps with Velcro or buckle closures. We all know traditional knee pads which are fixed on knees with sleeves, Velcro closures or straps, but there are other types of knee pads too – kneeling pads, rolling knee pads and knee inserts.

Straps or bands are meant for decreasing of anterior knee pain which is usually caused by ageing, Arthritis and osteoporosis by applying pressure to the patellar tendon and relieving the stress on anterior knee.

  1. Sit in a position with your legs stretched in front of you. It’s hard to put on kneepads when your knees are bent. You’ll want to be sitting in a comfortable position. Make sure you won’t slide off the surface.
  2. Place the hard plastic part; indent out, up to your knee. The hard plastic part should be covering your knee. Make sure you have it placed correctly before you fasten it.
  3. Bring the Velcro elastic straps around the back of your knee where it bends. It’s easiest to do the bottom first, then the top, so you won’t have to reach around. Pull each strap around to the back of your knee and secure it tightly. Make sure it won’t move but that it’s not so tight as to cut off the circulation. Secure the top strap and bend your knee a few times to see that it fits comfortably.

Repeat Step 3 with the other kneepad. Stand up and make sure they’re both secure and they won’t slide down. It’s also important to make sure you’re comfortable and your knees will still bend. If you happen to fall, you’ll need to make sure you are able to fall onto your knees.

Take a small test run in your kneepads by doing the activity you’re planning. This will allow you to find out if the kneepads are comfortable enough to skate or bike in. If they hurt your knees, readjust them until they’re comfortable.

Don’t use the Knee Pads with Ihraam:

A man in the state of Ihram must not tie any knots or wear any stitched items. Sandals and flip flops must not be stitched either and should allow the ankle and back of foot to be exposed. So while in Ihraam knee pads are prohibited to use.