An old and unwelcome "friend" has come to visit - tendonitis. Not fun, as it means needing to stop hand knitting for a while. I do have knitting machines to work with for some projects, but they're not nearly as enjoyable - and they can't go to work with me. Guess it'll be time to catch up on my reading.


kiwiknitter's picture

Drew,  I know how that feels.  I have arthritic problems anyway and tendonitis only adds to the fun.  I've been considering the Handeze gloves and wondering if they really work.  Have you ever tried them (or any of our members)?  They're not cheap and I'd like some idea if they're worth the money.

I can't stop the knitting, even when my hands, wrists, forearms and elbows ache.  100% pure knitting addict, I am!  Jesse

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly

drmel94's picture

Well, as my livelihood relies, in part, upon my being able to use my hands, I'd just as soon not risk doing anything that'd be permanently damaging. I also don't want to be in a position of having to consider wrist surgery, as that's something of a never-ending road and never really fixes things.

"Hatred does not end by hatred; hatred ends by love. This is the eternal law." - Buddha

ChrisN15720's picture

i'm so sorry to hear that. as a pianist and knitter, losing the dexterity in my fingers/hands/wrists/arms is my biggest fear. i'd be out of a job and a hobby......i'd just have to sit around all day. Undecided i hope things get better for you -- you'll be on our minds, i'm sure.

So sorry to hear that. Are there any herbal medications that cah help or accupuncture?!



Knit away, knit away

"They say best men are moulded out of faults; and, for the most, become much more the better for being a little bad." William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure

My sympathy and empathy!  I have IBS - yes I know that's something completely different - but I was introduced to Tumeric Tablets which worked extremely well! (Hang on, I'm getting there...) and the side benefit was that my tendonitis and arthritis greatly improved.  It's because it's a powerful and natural anti-inflamatory.

It's so depressing when something messes about with your leisure activities.  Rest it, but don't stop knitting as the movement is good physio, just keep it sensible and stop when it hurts.

best wishes, I do hope it improves soon

drmel94's picture

Guess I'll need to eat more curries. :-)

 I actually need to find an acupuncturist locally, as that also helps with my chronic back problems. Meantime I found a Knifty Knitter loom set for $10 (very cheap), and that seems to be okay for the charity scarves I'd planned.

"Hatred does not end by hatred; hatred ends by love. This is the eternal law." - Buddha

Darrel's picture

I hope the unwanted guest departs soon! I second the tumeric suggestion. Additionally, gingko is good for increasing blood flow to the extremeties.

Take care of yourself. You've got lots of people thinking good thoughts for you! :)