Wednesday, August 19, 2009

OUCH!

Due to some wrist pain,that has recently developed ( need to go to the Dr) I am going to work on some knitted toys for awhile, and give my pour hand's a break . I told my hubby, I am going to have to change the saying "Made from the heart" to "Made with severe joint pain and love!"
Can anyone relate ?

Hugs to you all......

6 comments:

tracebean said...

i have tenosynovitis (which basically means there's not as much, if any, fluid around the tendons in my left wrist, so it can get really sore and swollen when you use it too much) but crochet doesn't seem to bother it. _however_ - i just started learning to knit, and i'm afraid my wrist may not be able to take it! how odd that we're the opposite :)

i hope it's just a niggle, not a permanence, and you're back to normal soon.

t x

Doris Sturm said...

The only thing that happens to me when I crochet or knit too long (let's say 4 hours or more straight) my forearms break out in a rash - and NO it's not from the yarn because the yarn doesn't even touch me there and I've even tried it with long sleeves...it's the repetitive motion that irritates me and it gets all hot and a bit swollen, but after applying some Aloe Vera from my plant outside and an 8 hour break, it's gone again. It's not painful, but it can be a nuisance if you must get something done NOW!
Hope you feel better soon...

Stitch 'n Frog said...

I have carpal tunnel in both wrists, from being at a computer too much before retiring, and they sometimes bother me too.
I have a pair of "pressure" gloves that you can buy most anyplace, I get mine at Wal Mart, that I wear while crocheting. They pretty much take care of the problem.
Due to the CP I have to wear braces on both wrists at night. That helps tremendously.

Chiwaluv said...

Well I have not only one strike against me, (crocheting) but two others as well, working on my PC and I am a professional Dog Groomer!!

Thanks everyone for your support and advice, just taken it easy should help. I am very compulsive about everything I do, sometimes I will crochet 8-10 hours on my days off, with very few breaks. I realize now that's probably a big no no!

BeyondStiches said...

I totally feel your pain. That's exactly how I feel today. I wonder why they hurt more when I crochet than when I knit?

Chiwaluv said...

Okay, I think I have helped solve my own thumb pain, I have a wrist wrap, and I actually have stuck a knitting dpn along my thumb and down along the side of my wrist, the wrist wrap holds it in place, (kinda like a splint!) keeps my thumb from bending and applying pressure to hold onto the piece I am crocheting.Thus giving it time to heal. Meanwhile I can still crochet and pain free!!! Yeah!!! YES this is very awkward but hey who cares if it works! This is the first I have been able to crochet in three weeks!


BIG SMILE !!!