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Old 07-01-2013, 05:04 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by jinxnit55 View Post
The only time I have gotten carpal tunnel symptoms is when I had to purl a lot, or when the needles I was using made the yarn drag and I had to exert a lot of pressure. You could try different ways of knitting, like switching to continental, etc, avoiding certain stitches, stretching and not working too long at a time.
I am gonna try that thanks. I think that mostly because I crochet like 5-6 hours a day 7 days a week is why I have this. I have cut down how much I crochet and it seems to be helping.
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:10 PM   #12
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FWIW I knit now instead of crocheting because knitting is easier on my hands and wrists. YMMV
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:57 AM   #13
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Me too. I used to crochet incessantly....in the car, watching TV, on vacations, at the beach etc......until I got sore hands, elbows and shoulders. I switched to knitting for a couple of years. Now I can crochet again, but not for extended periods.

I guess "too much of a good thing" is really true. Shame, when you love it. But I try to remind myself: Variety is the spice of life.

Good luck!
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