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Old 01-07-2006, 07:14 PM   #21
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Old 01-07-2006, 07:49 PM   #22
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Old 01-07-2006, 08:29 PM   #23
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Old 01-08-2006, 01:53 AM   #24
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try physical therapy putty from a medical supply shop.
like this http://tinyurl.com/bzoxu
http://tinyurl.com/axlwk
I have Repetive stress injury and that helps. i also wear neoprene hand-wrap around things by futuro can pick up at a pharmacy usually in the footcare aisle. like these http://tinyurl.com/9wotl

http://www.cvs.com/CVSApp/cvs/gatewa...?prodid=144056

I bet it would help if you eased up on the tension as well. and took breaks to stretch your hand out.

hope this helps!
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Old 01-08-2006, 02:51 AM   #25
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AGREED! Definitely stretch your hands before, during and after you knit!

http://www.howtostretch.com/wriststretches.html

http://ergocise.com/wrists.html

I suggest taking a break every 15 mins for about 2 mins or so, maybe more and stretching and breathing. and you could massage your hands and arms too...that could help.

Here's a good page for self massage.

http://www.coolnurse.com/massage.htm

Hope this helps!

And of course, if the pain continues, please see a doctor! We don't want to be in pain while knitting! :XX:

Also, there's this GREAT stuff called BioFreeze. It works kinda like IcyHot, Bengay and TigerBalm, if you've heard of them, but it's the strongest I've ever felt. I love it and recommend it if the pain continues, or if you just plain forget to do the stretching and breaks (it happens). Also, this could be due to repetitive motion from your muscles and perhaps pinching a nerve - another hint to take frequent breaks. And also, a good body massage never hurt anyone. I'd give one for free if you lived near, but I highly doubt that!

I'm a massage therapist in training
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Old 01-08-2006, 03:09 AM   #26
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if you want strong than biofreeze (i do!)
i use warmfx (by bodyglide http://www.sternoff.com/ ). Also the benefit of warmfx is that you dont have to touch it to put it on. it comes in a stick like deodorant - so you just roll it on! I'm not sure if i would use it on my hands though. one touch to your eyes and you'll be in trouble!

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Old 01-08-2006, 12:04 PM   #27
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After knitting for Christmas my wrist felt they were going to fall off... Mine do hurt but I just give them a rest for a bit also something else I"ve found out... Different ways of sitting will cause them to hurt more... If I knit on the couch I have trouble but if I'm sitting up in a chair they do better...
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I just tried the stretches from the link you provided humblestumble, and my wrists and fingers feel great! Thanks for that link
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Old 01-08-2006, 02:43 PM   #29
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Dustina, I've discovered the very same thing. If I'm sitting straight up, nothing hurts when I knit, but "relaxing" on the couch makes for painful knitting. Weird!
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glad I could help, mks! :XX:
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