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Knitting Tip: Help with Knitting Pain - Excercises that May Help Carpal Tunnel Syndrome for Knitters

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 then!

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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