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Old 03-19-2008, 12:27 PM   #11
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Old 03-19-2008, 06:12 PM   #12
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Be sure you go see an occupational therapist who is also a certified hand therapist. They're trained to WATCH you knit (or do whatever is causing the problem) and then will help you adjust what you do (or make a splint to help) so it doesn't cause pain.
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Originally Posted by Knitting_Guy View Post
Try knitting with your toes for a while to give your arm a break.
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Old 04-18-2008, 04:25 PM   #14
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Knittingnat, thank you for this thread, I did a search and it came up.
I am having inner arm pain and I think between paper sorting with finger action for a few days straight and my nightly knitting I over did it.
So, I guess I have to take a week or so break to get it to heal up. Cause I sure don't want to give up knitting. Hopefully, there will be light at the end of the tunnel.
Thanks everyone for your suggestions on this topic.
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Old 04-18-2008, 05:42 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by mare-nitt View Post
Knittingnat, thank you for this thread, I did a search and it came up.
I am having inner arm pain and I think between paper sorting with finger action for a few days straight and my nightly knitting I over did it.
So, I guess I have to take a week or so break to get it to heal up. Cause I sure don't want to give up knitting. Hopefully, there will be light at the end of the tunnel.
Thanks everyone for your suggestions on this topic.
You're welcome ! I'm working on PC all day long and sort papers all together and knit a lot, so it got really bad. I try to exercise and give my arms some rest whenever i can (my both hands are hurting). The numbness has passed, but i still experience the pain in my elbows. I tried to give it a break for a week and it seemed to help and then got back. I'm not trying to discourage you, i'm just thinking it needs more to it than rest. I take breaks and do some exercise and i'm also thinking of going to a physiotherapist, but i'll do it later, because i'm going abroad in a few weeks and to have the appointment canceled would be too bad. I'm also much more aware of my posture. I realized that i was knitting all cramped up, tense. I try to relax and put my arms down a bit while knitting. I'm also trying to improve my sitting position at work and not to lift anything heavier than 2-3 lbs.
Hope it will work out for you
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I agree that it is more likely and ulnar nerve issue and possible cubital tunnel syndrome. You may want to switch to icing the muscles of your forearm and see if you can find a point of tenderness in the muscles to massage and see if you are sleeping with your arm bent all up under you.
Tennis elbow is actually the outside aspect of your elbow and carpal tunnel would typically have more fingers involved in the numb feeling and you would loose strength in your hand.
Seeing a hand therapist is a good idea if it doesn't resolve itself within a few days.
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