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Has anyone used the knitting stress relief gloves? I see them all the time and was wondering if they work. My hands start to hurt in a few minutes of knitting so I have to stop and shake my hands. Kristen
I would suggest you check with your doctor for carpal tunnel testing along with thyroid and vit B all of which can cause these symptoms.
I have tendinitis in my shoulder arms and hands. And arthritis. That's why I was wondering. I haven't been getting my massages lately but after the first of the year I'm going back. The joys of old age lol
Some people swear by those gloves; I swear at them. I feel that I'm working against the elastic, and my hands get cold. No joint relief for me from them.
Also...taking the Calcium (Caltrate?) medication has helped me with how much my hips ache when I raise one leg a certain height. Not canine style...like when you have to climb over a log or go up the stairs. Not fun without the medication as arthritis is NOT my friend.
I take it all vitamin b. calcium zinc magnesium and Advil. Some days are better than others.
i'V HAD GLOVES , NOT MUCH GOOD , i HAVE HAD BOTH CARPEL TUNNELS DONE AND NOW HAVE CONTROLLED INJECTION UNDER EXRAY IN MY THUMBS NOT VERY NICE BUT WORK FOR QUITE AWHILE , NOTHING MAKES ARTHRITUS GO AWAY FOR EVER , I FIND IBRUPHINE THE BEST TABLETS , BUT AFTER 60YS OLD YOU CAN ONLY HAVE THEM FOR A MTH THEN YOU HAVE TO HAVE A REST FROM THEM AS THEY ARE BAD FOR YOUR KIDNEYS AND LIVER , BUT TAKEN PROPERLY THEY ARE OK . TAKE CARE SORRY ABOUT CAPITal letter i'm not shouting pressed wrog key and did'nt want to go back hurts hands , love Fran x
My sister had carpel tunnel done and her hands were never the same. So I really dont want to do that. Besides they would have to do my shoulder elbows and hands. Too much for me. I can't wait for the really golden years. Lolm
I like them! they seem to help!don't wear them all the time just when the pain is unbearable .I turn mine inside out cause the seams kind hurt and leave impressions in my skin.
I have gloves that cover part of the thumb, because that's what gets sore. Had trouble finding them, because, most gloves have the thumb cut out. I wear them when I get sore crocheting, and I wear them to sleep. They are not so tight that the circulation gets cut off.
ps I too turn them inside out :-)
I had a carpal tunnel done in May of this year but apparently my probleem was in my elbow. So had "nerve released" in my elbow done and . . . .wel still got numb fingers and now I have numb patch at my elbow and down the back of my lower arm. Not again . . . .I will rather stitck with my numb fingers and waite for a miracle!!!!! Doc said if it did not heal properly he could redo the op. Must have been joking!!!
I had both my carpel tunnel hands done and it was great all pain gone , but then afew yrs later got ostio arthritus in thumbs and a couple of my fingers and of course the pain is back , but the op for carpel tunnel usually go'es very well , has your sister got something else wrong with hands too ? Fran x
I use the gloves when my thumbs hurt. I have the green ones from Joan's with half fingers. These I use when my hands ache. I also have two thumb gloves I got from the drug store. There is a Velcro closure at the wrist and the fingers are free. I removed the metal stays and the work great. When my hands are thumbs are sore, I wear them all the time and sleep in them. My hand doctor said that my thumbs would need surgery, but they have improved so much since I have been knitting every day. Credit might be due to the gift of an electric jar opener. Never open jars! Save your hands for knitting.
Thanks everyone. I think I will give them a try. I have been looking at them for awhile. Glad to know I'm not the only person that has the same problem. Thank you. Kristen
I have Immune Athritis (similar to Rhuematoid A) in hands & feet. In winter when its cold in Sydney AU I wear full Thermomagnetic gloves. The stretchy tight 1/2 fingered gloves do not feel comfortable. I wear the to bed & driving for added warmth. When I'm using the computer I have made fingerless knitted gloves in the round, with longer thumbs, no fingers, but longer & looser finger covering. I used Opal fingering, plain stockingstich & rib 2 X 2 rib at either end. The rib on thumb & finer area are done with a larger sized needle. I have a set for home & the office.