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Old 01-08-2011, 08:48 AM   #21
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I wear magnetic bracelets on both wrists to circumvent repetitve motion problems. Magnetics help with circulation. If you have access to any mag bracelets, give them a try!
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Old 01-08-2011, 04:42 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by ArtLady1981 View Post
I wear magnetic bracelets on both wrists to circumvent repetitve motion problems. Magnetics help with circulation. If you have access to any mag bracelets, give them a try!
hmmmmm, that's a really great idea! I'll have to give them a try!!
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Old 01-11-2011, 02:20 AM   #23
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Thank you all for your helpful comments. I thought I would update this thread. I stopped knitting for about 4 days and just did my cross stitch stuff.

I started up again around 3 days ago and I'm having less and less pain. I almost mastered the continental style and this has helped a lot. As soon as I feel pain i stop and rest for a while until it's gone.

I'm almost a third of the way on my first scarf and it's coming along very nicely. I'm so excited to finish my first project but i I will not rush it i promise.
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:22 AM   #24
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I haven't read the entire thread, so I'm sorry if I'm repeating. You might google "tendonitis" and look for some stretches and massage techniques.

Several of us in my family struggle with this, some from playing musical instruments, and me from knitting. It's also known as "tennis elbow," so you can google that as well.

Once you are healed, you should learn to be aware of your movements and tension levels so you don't aggravate the situation. If you're going to be knitting for long periods of time, try wearing a tennis elbow support (found at most pharmacies, Wal-mart, grocery stores, etc). Be sure to take lots of stretching breaks when knitting, so your muscles have a chance to relax.

It's a repetitive motion injury, so taking a break from the repetition can help a lot.
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:48 AM   #25
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You might want to try the knitting gloves that are available at craft stores. I have a pair & find they are helpful. I tend to get more pain next to my left shoulder blade. I'm a Continental knitter & the twisting of my wrist affects that muscle in my back. Don't know what I can do about that other than rest. Try the gloves.
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