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Old 01-26-2010, 10:32 AM   #1
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When I knit, my right hand hurts. I can usually get 2 or 3 rows in. Today I sat down and it was incredibly painful halfway through 1 row. It feels really tight.

I love knitting, but only being able to do a few rows at a time stinks and takes forever.

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Old 01-26-2010, 10:46 AM   #2
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how new are you to knitting? maybe your holding the needle too tight or the yarn too tight.. Try knittinghelp.com to figure out how to hold yarn/needles.
If your new to knitting maybe you just need to build up your knitting muscles.. I know that sounds funny.. But when i first started it hurt my hands really bad also.
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:50 AM   #3
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I've only been knitting since December. It doesn't bother me when I knit, just when I purl. I think perhaps I am holding it too tight....
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It used to hurt when I purled too. Try doing it a bit looser. You can also buy compression gloves that help support your hands/wrists at Jo-Ann's if you need to. My mom needs them since she has carpal tunnel
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I might try the gloves. I'm showing signs of carpel tunnel but am scared to actually find out.
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I'm a big fan of the size 50 speed stixx, and I think because of their size it's kinda hard to grip too tight...might try those...oh and projects work up quicker too with them
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i was gonna say you could try loosening up you purl stitch!

my hands hurt the morning after knitting for more than an hour. my left pinky gets reallly stiff and 'sticks'. Once DS is weaned i'll be able to at least take Aleve...
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I have tendonitis and carpal problems with my hands/wrists, but refuse to give up my knitting. I try to knit as loose/relaxed as possible, but when the pain flares up, motrin or aleve seem to work best. I even had to go in for cortisone shots once. Just as an fyi - I talked to my hand specialist about the compression gloves and he said that they wouldn't help at all since compression of the nerves is actually the problem - best to keep them loose. I know they work for some people... just passing on what I was told.

My best advice would be to make sure to take frequent breaks and keep stretching your hands out.
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I have tendonitis and carpal problems with my hands/wrists, but refuse to give up my knitting. I try to knit as loose/relaxed as possible, but when the pain flares up, motrin or aleve seem to work best. I even had to go in for cortisone shots once. Just as an fyi - I talked to my hand specialist about the compression gloves and he said that they wouldn't help at all since compression of the nerves is actually the problem - best to keep them loose. I know they work for some people... just passing on what I was told.

My best advice would be to make sure to take frequent breaks and keep stretching your hands out.
This is a good piece of advice! Thanks for sharing! My mother has recently faced the same issue, so I'm looking for the ways to help her. Speaking about motrin and aleve, did you decide to use them by yourself? I'm asking because I'm suspicious about taking unknown medications. Of course, it is possible to check the information about them on Canada Drugs website, but still it is better to receive the answer from a real person. Thanks in advance!
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