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May 25, 2013 21:09:45   #
horsenut1948
 
I have been having trouble with carpal tunnel lately... my 2nd, 3rd & 4th fingers are going numb. I have bought a pair of comfort gloves from Michaels today. Has anyone had an success with these or any other type of gloves? Any other suggestions?
Thanks
 
May 25, 2013 21:27:18   #
no1girl (a regular here)
 
i had a cortisone injection..............been OK since......25 years!!!!
May 25, 2013 21:31:47   #
BeadsbyBeadz
 
horsenut1948 wrote:
I have been having trouble with carpal tunnel lately... my 2nd, 3rd & 4th fingers are going numb. I have bought a pair of comfort gloves from Michaels today. Has anyone had an success with these or any other type of gloves? Any other suggestions?
Thanks


A friend had the surgery and got no relief so her doctor gave her an exercise to do that helped her. Sit on a chair with both feet together and flat on the floor. Hold your hands out, elbows at your sides, palms up. Curve your fingers toward your wrist. This is supposed to stretch the muscles which are bothering you in the opposite direction. I use it when my hands become tired from knitting, painting, etc. This is just a suggestion - please don't everyone give me a hard time about this suggestion. It's just a simple exercise.
May 25, 2013 21:34:43   #
Bitsee
 
horsenut1948 wrote:
I have been having trouble with carpal tunnel lately... my 2nd, 3rd & 4th fingers are going numb. I have bought a pair of comfort gloves from Michaels today. Has anyone had an success with these or any other type of gloves? Any other suggestions?
Thanks


I only use gloves/braces at night when sleeping as prescribed by dr. I also had acupuncture done a few years ago and that helped (I need to continue with the acupuncture). I have a small squeezy ball thingy handy when I am knitting and take a break regularly and squeeze it about 25 times both hands and that seems to help also. You could use a small ball of yarn about the size of a tennis ball. Hope these ideas are helpful. They work for me.
May 25, 2013 21:41:01   #
mariew24
 
I have numbness in the little finger and ring finger of my left hand. It isn't carpal tunnel, its a different tunnel in the elbow (cubical?) Anyway I have to wear a splint at night for a month, if that doesn't help the inflamation, it will need surgery. Had it for about 3 months now. Very annoying, it affects my grip and my typing as well. I hope your improves.
May 25, 2013 21:45:01   #
BeadsbyBeadz
 
My family doctor is a chiropractor and if your neck is out of place you can also experience numbness in your fingers. Since I'm my own worst enemy by being a klutz plus lifting and over-doing most of the time, I go for an adjustment when needed and it always helps. Again, just what works for me.
 
May 25, 2013 21:48:12   #
myrinka
 
do you knit or crochet ? try a different technique and relax your shoulders and do not lift the elbows, press them slightly to your body and control your sitting position :) this helps me overcome the pain and is a kind of physio-ergotherapy during knitting or crocheting :) consult it with someone professional :)
May 25, 2013 21:48:31   #
Bitsee
 
BeadsbyBeadz wrote:
A friend had the surgery and got no relief so her doctor gave her an exercise to do that helped her. Sit on a chair with both feet together and flat on the floor. Hold your hands out, elbows at your sides, palms up. Curve your fingers toward your wrist. This is supposed to stretch the muscles which are bothering you in the opposite direction. I use it when my hands become tired from knitting, painting, etc. This is just a suggestion - please don't everyone give me a hard time about this suggestion. It's just a simple exercise.
A friend had the surgery and got no relief so her ... (show quote)


I also do exercises, only I bend my hands backwards to open everything up and there are others I have found on line. Doing various exercises and other methods I mentioned earlier have kept me from having surgery for over 10 years. If anyone would give you a hard time because you posted something that might help someone else, they obviously have not suffered from CTS and have no inkling what it is like.
May 25, 2013 22:01:26   #
BeadsbyBeadz
 
Bitsee wrote:
I also do exercises, only I bend my hands backwards to open everything up and there are others I have found on line. Doing various exercises and other methods I mentioned earlier have kept me from having surgery for over 10 years. If anyone would give you a hard time because you posted something that might help someone else, they obviously have not suffered from CTS and have no inkling what it is like.


You have no idea how I agonized about whether to post the exercise or not. Most on this board are wonderful - a few are intolerant it seems so I've basically returned to just lurking for the great knitting helps available here. I just finished the Afternoon Tea Shawlette - my first item with smaller needles and I found my hands were cramping a little while making it and the exercise helped me a great deal.
May 26, 2013 09:26:15   #
Bitsee
 
BeadsbyBeadz wrote:
You have no idea how I agonized about whether to post the exercise or not. Most on this board are wonderful - a few are intolerant it seems so I've basically returned to just lurking for the great knitting helps available here. I just finished the Afternoon Tea Shawlette - my first item with smaller needles and I found my hands were cramping a little while making it and the exercise helped me a great deal.


Keep knitting, keep exercising and keep participating in the forum. Some people are just unhappy, close minded and intolerant of anything they don't like or know little about. I have worked in the mental health field and some peple are just not happy unless there is chaos around them. :roll: :roll: :roll:
May 26, 2013 09:28:09   #
MEC
 
The gloves do work, but a better suggestion from another crafting friend of mine is to alternate activities. If you are a consistent knitter, but also enjoy cross stitch or crochet, alternate these activities routinely. You will be using different nerves and muscles in your wrist, instead of the same ones all the time. Wrist exercises help me also.
 
May 26, 2013 09:49:54   #
BeadsbyBeadz
 
Bitsee wrote:
Keep knitting, keep exercising and keep participating in the forum. Some people are just unhappy, close minded and intolerant of anything they don't like or know little about. I have worked in the mental health field and some peple are just not happy unless there is chaos around them. :roll: :roll: :roll:


Thank you for your kind words. I am knitting - now another washcloth to put in a shell dish or basket (still looking for that!) for my cousin's wife to be added to soaps she loves. She's not been well and is having her bath repainted so it's a surprise pick-me-up for her. I'm in the middle of redoing a small cabinet I found for yarn storage (gee - maybe I have too much!! LOL) - sanded it down Friday, painted the interior yesterday, doing the door design work today and will begin the stain and over-staining process tomorrow and then about 3 days of multiple coats of poly. Haven't done this for a while and it's like a breath of fresh air to rework an old piece of furniture!
May 26, 2013 11:54:27   #
ilmacheryl (a regular here)
 
Too much yarn.....is that possible? My excuse is that I won't be able to afford to buy yarn when I retire, so I have to buy it now so I'll have several years worth of yarn stored to knit with after I get my house cleaned up. Anyway, welcome from Kansas.
May 26, 2013 13:25:52   #
Bitsee
 
ilmacheryl wrote:
Too much yarn.....is that possible? My excuse is that I won't be able to afford to buy yarn when I retire, so I have to buy it now so I'll have several years worth of yarn stored to knit with after I get my house cleaned up. Anyway, welcome from Kansas.


Wellll.... Having plans is very nice. You will never have enough yarn, the right color, the right ply, the right kind, etc. There will always be yarn out there you didn't know you needed it until you see it :roll: :roll:
May 26, 2013 13:59:39   #
Lepeka
 
I have carpal tunnel in both hands. I wear braces to bed every night and I wear them whenever I am crocheting or embroidering. It is the only way I am able to continue to do these things. I also have a thryoid disorder and surgery was really not an option. Wearing these carpal tunnel braces are very helpful, a God Send actually. You can find them at WalMart or at most all drug stores.
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