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06-06-2006, 09:45 AM
knitted so long in one day that by the time you went to bed you couldn't fall asleep because your hand was actually throbbing!! :( I had to take 600 mg of ibuprofen and put an ice pack on my hand in order to fall asleep. :doh:

Can you believe that? And this morning its still a bit sore. Sigh, no knitting for me today. :crying:

On a plus note I got quite a bit done on my baby blanket :rofling: :roflhard:

Work through the pain Cath, work through the pain.

sara_jayne
06-06-2006, 09:50 AM
I've done this more times than I'll admit. My hands are better now, but my shoulder has started in with problems. It too knit through the pain! I've been known to put Biofreeze (http://www.biofreeze.com/) on my hands and wear gloves to bed when my hands hurt!

Knitting is worth it!!! ;)

RachelJean
06-06-2006, 11:07 AM
I do most of my knitting at night before I go to bed. Sometimes my hands start to get sore and that's when I know it's time to quit for the night. :D I was reading on another board about someone who had to totally stop knitting for a month because of her sore hands. I don't want that to happen...what would I do if I couldn't knit for an entire month?

06-06-2006, 11:35 AM
what would I do if I couldn't knit for an entire month?

That's not even something to joke about!! :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

CarmenIbanez
06-06-2006, 11:52 AM
...what would I do if I couldn't knit for an entire month?

:shock:

Jenelle
06-06-2006, 12:23 PM
It's not my hands that get to hurting, it's my back and neck. I sit at the most odd angles when I knit. :lol:

CarmenIbanez
06-06-2006, 12:29 PM
It's not my hands that get to hurting, it's my back and neck. I sit at the most odd angles when I knit. :lol:

agreed!

AnreeAce
06-06-2006, 01:02 PM
...what would I do if I couldn't knit for an entire month?

:shock: :crying: :shock:
Way to make me break out in a cold sweat!

DianaM
06-06-2006, 01:24 PM
Been there, done that.
I usually knit through the pain, but on one occassion I did loose feeling of both my hands, so I did stop for a while.

Good thing to help the pain? Wear armwarmers while you knit (or type, etc).

JLC
06-06-2006, 01:27 PM
If I knit too long, my right wrist and elbow will start to hurt. I can get by for a while by putting a pillow under my arm, but then I have to stop. I've been so busy lately though, that if I even get an hour a day to knit, I'm lucky!

Ingrid
06-06-2006, 02:43 PM
what would I do if I couldn't knit for an entire month?

That's not even something to joke about!! :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

You'd have to pry the needles out of my cold, dead hands! :twisted:

06-06-2006, 04:12 PM
Good thing to help the pain? Wear armwarmers while you knit (or type, etc).

What's an armwarmer? :??

06-06-2006, 04:15 PM
My hand is doing a bit better, of course I haven't knit all day :(

I feel so empty inside :crying: :lol:

I keep looking at my project just sitting there begging to be finished, but alas, I must wait or I'll really pay for it tonight.

DianaM
06-06-2006, 05:35 PM
Good thing to help the pain? Wear armwarmers while you knit (or type, etc).

What's an armwarmer? :??

Sorry, my bad. Wristwarmers that go all the way to your elbow.

newamy
06-06-2006, 06:15 PM
A wrist brace worn at night does wonders. I already have a bit of carpal tunnel from lots of hand writing and mousing. I've notice knitting doesn't help it get any better. :lol: So if my wrist is bothering me I put on my brace at night and it's much better.

DoulaLyndsey
06-06-2006, 07:52 PM
I've knitted so much in one day that my hands have hurt, but not enough to take Tylenol.

However, I have knit so much in one day that I had dreams about knitting that night and then when the baby woke me up in the middle of the night, I was talking knitting. Confused the heck out of my husband :roflhard: .

knitaddict
06-06-2006, 09:07 PM
Because of the way I sit while knitting, my right elbow starts to hurt. I tend to lean on it and just move at the wrists. OW!

06-06-2006, 09:26 PM
Good thing to help the pain? Wear armwarmers while you knit (or type, etc).

What's an armwarmer? :??

Sorry, my bad. Wristwarmers that go all the way to your elbow.

Where would I find one?

06-06-2006, 09:28 PM
A wrist brace worn at night does wonders. I already have a bit of carpal tunnel from lots of hand writing and mousing. I've notice knitting doesn't help it get any better. :lol: So if my wrist is bothering me I put on my brace at night and it's much better.

I've always wondered if I have carpal tunnel in my right wrist because I can barely get through ironing one shirt or whatever and I have this intense sharp pain on the inside of my wrist and it goes slightly up my arm, but not to my elbow. Its awful. And it takes forever to go away.

Needless to say I don't buy clothes that need ironing!

DianaM
06-06-2006, 09:37 PM
As crazy as this sounds, the pair I've been using for years is a pair that my sister got me in the goth section of a Hot Topic store when she was going through her "dark" stage (good God, I'm glad it's over :shock: ).
Started wearing them because I had early stages of Carpal Tunnel that gave indications that it was going to progress real fast, and someone casually commented that they helped.

They're black, light weight, hook through the thumb and leave my fingers free to type/knit/etc.

Try local teen stores and the such, and if all fails, grab a really long tube sock, that will go slightly over your elbow, cut the toe off and to make sure it won't slip down your arm, make a small cut for your thumb to go through.

Edit: There's a type of armwarmers sold in bicycle stores. But they have lycra in them and I don't know how breathable they would be.

06-06-2006, 10:51 PM
Oh, I thought you meant it was like a heating pad for your wrists. :blush: On knitty.com they have a pattern for wrist warmers is this what you meant???

http://www.knitty.com/issuewinter02/PATTvoodoo.html


Does it help the top of your hand and fingers too???

DianaM
06-06-2006, 11:17 PM
Yeap, that's more or less how it goes. Follow that pattern, but add extra rows/inches until you reach the elbow.
Keeping the joints of your arm and hand warm helps reduce the pain.

It should help the top of your hand.

For finger pain, I don't have much in the way of advice. The pain in mine comes from a mixture of typing too much, crocheting too much and too much martial arts.

I suggest you knit in short periods during the day. Do other things in between.

Do you do your dishes with warm/hot water? I find it relaxing for the joints in my hand to sink them in warm/hot water. And since I have to do the dishes anwyay, I used it as a king of "mini hand massage" (yeah, I know it's nuts).

I also know that one exercise to add strength to the fingers when you're doing martial arts (or massage therapy, works for both, hehe) is rice.
I keep mine in a large tub, because I eat a lot of it, so it's easier to do this. Grab a handful of rice and squeeze lightly. Release the handful, repeat. Do a few repeats with each hand. Some people do it with cooked rice, but that's too much of a waste for me.

Shandeh
06-06-2006, 11:20 PM
My left wrist is ALWAYS numb and tingly from knitting, spinning, computers, piano and organ. I'm always using my hands, so it never gets a rest. My right arm has no trouble at all though. Weird.

If I can't stand the pain anymore, I'll take Tylenol Arthritis Pain or Ibuprofen, and wear my HANDEZE support gloves.

thisisme7899
11-15-2010, 03:56 PM
I have had this sooo many times that it isn't funny! I also have a "disease" in my hand that is called severs ( I have no clue how to spell it) that makes my bones grown faster then my tendons, so they stretch out. This is really painful, and still, I just can't make myself put down the needles. My mom tells me that doing this is going to make some major problems for me later, but do i listen? NOPE!