Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-26-2012, 12:25 PM   #1
elgee
Casting On
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
knitter's elbow
Hello to my fellow elbow pain sufferers,

I've developed a serious knitting addiction finding most of my day revolves around knitting or online looking at yarn and patterns. I started to experience some pain in my elbow but the pain wasn't unbearable. Well the pain got bad enough I knew I had to put the needles down and give my poor elbow a rest. I did some research online and came to the conclusion that I'm probably dealing with a mild case of knitter's elbow/tendonitis. In my research I read an article in the NY Times about the Thera Band Flex Bar, an exercise tool used to treat tendonitis. The article said that the flex bar has shown positive results in treating tendonitis. The reviews on amazon support these claims. I ordered the blex bar and have been using it for 4 days. I'll keep you posted on my progress.
elgee is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 06-26-2012, 12:52 PM   #2
Antares
Working the Gusset
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1,884
Thanks: 236
Thanked 675 Times in 632 Posts
I really hope it works for you--not being able to knit is miserable. And yes, please give us your expert opinion in a few weeks. Thanks!
Antares is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2012, 05:46 PM   #3
lovekittycats1965
Casting On
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 14
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
ouch!
I was having trouble with that this year for the first time. I guess I'm middle aged now so I should expect such things.

You can try an anti-inflammatory if you can take them like naproxin.

Mine was so bad that I eventually had to go to the doctor and he gave me a shot of cortizone I think and something else. it still hurt for a month after that though. I blame all the cleaning i did on my xmas vacation!

you can also try ice pack (frozen peas work well) or sometimes epson salt soaks but it is sort of hard to soak your elbow
__________________

Links to free knitting patterns from all over the world. Google translate rocks!


Free International Knitting Patterns
lovekittycats1965 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shoulder and Elbow pain - Help! TekoaKnits The Lounge 12 02-02-2011 05:45 PM
Knitter's Elbow??!! losnana General Knitting 19 11-04-2007 06:30 PM
elbow hurts hummingbird General Knitting 6 07-23-2007 11:21 PM
What to do with an injured elbow? cathoo General Knitting 5 02-28-2007 09:00 PM
Knitter's elbow?!?! Ouch! Help! boyforpele13 General Knitting 7 12-07-2006 12:30 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:51 AM.