Last week we discussed ways to prevent pain while knitting by using good ergonomic
design and making postural changes. What if you are already experiencing hand, arm,
and/or neck pain due to knitting?
You may need to see a doctor who can rule out various illnesses. The next step should
be physical therapy for which you need a doctor to write you a prescription. I have had five
rounds of physical therapy for back, neck, shoulder and hand problems (mostly due to
weaving and knitting, with a lot of computer use thrown in). I have learned a lot since
Physical therapy is a non-invasive way to cure many aches caused by Repetitive Stress
Syndrome or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. So do go to see your doctor, but in the meantime,
here are some Exercises for Knitters.
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