Originally Posted by aineepooh1
my hands have been hurting for the last 2 days. I have been crocheting and kUh nitting all week ( with breaks in between) . I am trying to finish a baby blanket for a coworker and i can't seem to finish b/c my hands are sore from working on it so long... I have been doing the Virginia Tech sqares ( that are super fast and easy) to mix it up but my hands HURT. I got my creative knitting mag yesterday and threre was an article about 'when knitting hurts'.. i read it and did the exercises but I just want to finish the blankie( that I said would be done next week).. but my hands are tingling.. which I KNOW is not a good thing..
Uh-oh, sounds like Nikki Wrist Syndrome has struck again
Oops, I mean sounds like Carpal Tunnel attacks again. Aineepooh, the only real cure is rest, but you can manage with exercises (look online for stretches - the ones by yoga folks are particularly good), rest, frequent breaks from any repetitive motions, rest, wrist support (Warm-eze are supposed to be good), and oh yes, did I mention rest??
Rest = take complete break from knitting at least for a day (*gasp!*), or even better a week or two (I think I heard a thud over there). Take care of your wrists, and they will take care of you!! I feel like I need to do a class just on this...
Any questions, fire away!