Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Knitting Injury

It's been so long since I've done more than a few minutes of knitting in one day that a couple of hours of knitting yesterday left me with a very sore arm. It hurt enough in the night to wake me several times!

The pain may be worth it though as I finally have some progress to show on my Celtic Cardigan.

I actually finished the back yesterday! It's not that it is such a slow knit or anything, it's just that I haven't been working on it regularly. 


Ruinwen Dagorielle said...

I know that this post is late; but I can put you on my reiki list. I hope your arm is better. I've found those marathon knitting sessions can make one quite a bit achy the next day. Your knitting is so lovely though...hugs! :)

Marlene said...

It is not too late at all Ruinwen! I'm still suffering with this arm problem. It seems like every little thing I do irritates it. I can't so much as lift a cup of coffee without pain. Pinching movements or lifting of even relatively light objects sets it off. Cutting up vegetables yesterday was nearly impossible.

Marlene said...

Oops, hit send too soon. I also wanted to say thank you very much for the offer of being put on your reiki list. I'll take it! Gladly!

Mari McDowell said...

Hi. Saw your Monster High dress as I was browsing for a pattern to do for my granddaughter's dolls. Loved the flower embellishment!!! Very elegant. But, my comment for you is more related to your pain. I knit and crochet daily, often for hours. (I have 21 grandkids) I have found that compression garments help tremendously. My problem is often stress to the hand muscles, and I have gotten much relief using Copperfit Hands, which you can find on-line if your local stores don't carry them. They run big. If your issue is more in the arm muscles or elbow joints, I know Tommy Copper, also available on line, has compression garments...sleeves and full shirts, that will support the entire arm, shoulder and pectoral and shoulder areas. The first time I used the compression gloves, the pain relief was immediate, and of course, you can keep them on while knitting and crocheting, etc. I hope, if your issue continues, that you can get some relief with this idea, too. Your work is incredibly beautiful, and I do understand the frustration when you are forced to set aside or limit doing something that feeds your soul. Blessings, Mari(I can be found at Ravelry...Mari Adatha)

Marlene said...

Thank you Mari! I appreciate you taking time to mention the compression garments. Sorry it took me so long to respond. Life has been busy and correspondence I don't take care of immediately often gets forgotten altogether!

I may have to look into some sort of compression sleeve. The doctor prescribed and anti-inflammatory ointment but it isn't helping at all. Neither did laying off the knitting. I've knit some more recently, but only very light laceweight yarn that I did not have to tug on like the heavier aran sweater pattern. My arm is still so painful it is hard to sleep some nights. I'm afraid a good deal of the pain is radiating down from the shoulder though so I'm not sure what I'll do about that. Perhaps a visit to a chiropractor is in order.