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Old 06-06-2006, 02:43 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by doglover
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what would I do if I couldn't knit for an entire month?
That's not even something to joke about!!
You'd have to pry the needles out of my cold, dead hands!
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Old 06-06-2006, 04:12 PM   #12
 
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Good thing to help the pain? Wear armwarmers while you knit (or type, etc).
What's an armwarmer?
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My hand is doing a bit better, of course I haven't knit all day :(

I feel so empty inside :crying:

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.
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Old 06-06-2006, 05:35 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by doglover
Originally Posted by HanAku
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.
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Old 06-06-2006, 06:15 PM   #15
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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. So if my wrist is bothering me I put on my brace at night and it's much better.
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Old 06-06-2006, 07:52 PM   #16
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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 .
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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!
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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?
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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. 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!
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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 ).
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.
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