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Q: I'm getting to the age where standing at the counter making dinner for very long starts to give me lower back pain. My doctor recommended getting a restaurant floor mat or gel mat. Do these really work? Can anyone recommend a good one?

Sent by Joyce

Editor: After using a Gelpro mat for a few years, I can say that it definitely makes a difference when I'm barefoot. Less so when I'm wearing good shoes (which do the job of supporting my feet and joints in place of the mat). Here are a few other reviews and posts we've done on floor mats:

Readers, do you love your floor mat? Which one do you recommend?

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