Knitting: I'm Bummed

So basically, no matter what I do to prevent pain, knitting is aggravating something. I haven't been overdoing it by any means. I keep the sessions down to 15-30 periods, stretching before, good ergonomics, even making sure I don't knit everyday, but all this to no avail. The tightness in my fingers and soreness in my wrist is always the outcome.

I'm still not giving up though. I have an orthopedic appointment on May 17th and I'm looking for answers. I've done the internet research on ruling out carpal tunnel syndrome based on the location of the pain. It might be tendonitis, tenosynovitis or some other ailment which I'll let the doctor diagnose.

Whatever the diagnosis I'm ready to closely follow any treatment plan suggested because this is making me sad. I want to knit and I miss it terribly. I've been doing alot of gaming on my Nintendo DS, which is it's own bit of fun, but nothing can replace some yarn flowing through my fingers.


Wool Free and Lovin' Knit said...

ouch, not being able to knit would KILL me I think -- hope you are able to get to the bottom of it soon!

Diela said...

That thing I had with my left middle finger? Even after NO knitting, spinning, or anything for a month, it still hurt... then as I slowly got back into knitting again, it got better. I think the month-long break was what I needed to give it the room to heal on its own, but I didn't see results right away.

I don't know how long of a break you gave it, or if you gave up other activities that might aggravate it such as typing or something, but consider those things too.