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Feb 19, 2013 22:37:35   #
Intheknow
 
I had this problem one summer. What finally helped me was doing exercises for neck problems. You can find them online if you do a search.
 
Feb 19, 2013 23:00:39   #
dwagner
 
aclark3012 wrote:
Is there anyone else out there that is having this problem-I have had to skip a few days of knitting and put the elec. heating pad on my neck the pain is so bad-been knitting for 49 years and not experienced this before. I learned how to knit at 10 years old. Pain is the same whether I knit or crochet--any solutions--


Yes, I've had similar problems just a couple of weeks ago. pain went from shoulder joint down my arm to my wrist. .I wore my wrist brace for a couple of days along with heat on my shoulder and took ibuprophen. AND I limited my knitting to short periods of time and then letting my arm rest a bit. Hope you get better! Nothing worse in my book than not to be able to knit : :(
Feb 21, 2013 17:25:55   #
crjc
 
arwenian wrote:
I get the same kind of pains. Fortunately. a night's sleep and ibuprophen eases it quite a bit. I'm going thru random body/joint pain anyway. I discovered I have a large kidney stone that won't be passing so during my office visit Dr said to stop taking Ibuprophen because it can cause kidney damage. I said I won't take acetomenophen because I know of 2 deaths from the liver damage. I figure I can live with one kidney better than no liver, but what can we do? Anybody had acupuncture for joint pain? Anyway, I'll keep knitting and just deal with whatever. Thank goodness for morning coffee. Oh,and small needle knitting is a killer for me. I have to break it up a few rows at a time.
I get the same kind of pains. Fortunately. a nigh... (show quote)




arwenian, can't your Dr. arrange to have the stone broken up by laser? That is how they broke mine up. They put me on a table and the laser kind of was hitting on the bottom of the table and broke the stone up. Of course they gave me a light sedative to put me to sleep, and arranged for someone to pick me up and take me home. I had to drink lots of water and passed it out in tiny pebbles in a strainer which they gave you to catch them and return to the hospital lab for testing.

Ask your Dr. about that. That stone can be very painful, even though my Dr. was quite surprised that mine never bothered me. Ask him/her and see what she/he says. All the best.
Feb 21, 2013 17:33:05   #
crjc
 
aclark3012 wrote:
Is there anyone else out there that is having this problem-I have had to skip a few days of knitting and put the elec. heating pad on my neck the pain is so bad-been knitting for 49 years and not experienced this before. I learned how to knit at 10 years old. Pain is the same whether I knit or crochet--any solutions--



acark3012, yes and mine is from tendonitis in the rotator cuff. Sometimes I can feel it going all the way up my shoulder, along the collar bone and then up the back of my neck. Now I feel it in my wrist and along that soft spot by my thumb. Use the ice and heat method mentioned earlier and then rub it with Volatren. It is supposed to be an anti-inflammatory ointment. But try and rest the arm. Also someone had posted on this forum exercises for your wrists and fingers. I can't remember who. Maybe if you do a search you'll find it. It was a very good advice. I use it and it helps me.
Oct 16, 2014 01:47:49   #
Marilyn brown
 
spinlouet wrote:
I also have the same problem with the neck and shoulder pain. I like to knit in bed before going to sleep and I also have pain in the back of my thigh after a time. Does anyone else knit in bed and have this problem. I have to get up and take a break.


I crochet myself to sleep also. I have what's called frozen shoulder. Lots of pain. Could be side effect from a heart med. That I take.
Oct 16, 2014 02:04:49   #
Marilyn brown
 
A side effect of the heart med (Isosorbide) is Frozen shoulder. Been taking the drug for 10 years now. But it could be from crocheting for so many Hrs.in a day. Both of my shoulders are painful to reach or stretch.
 
Oct 16, 2014 02:13:17   #
Marilyn brown
 
spinlouet wrote:
I also have the same problem with the neck and shoulder pain. I like to knit in bed before going to sleep and I also have pain in the back of my thigh after a time. Does anyone else knit in bed and have this problem. I have to get up and take a break.


I crochet myself to sleep also. I have what's called frozen shoulder. Lots of pain. Could be side effect from a heart med. That I take.
shoulder pain. iso or. crocheting.
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