Knitting Tips from a Physical Therapist

Further to my own recent diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome I am doing all I can in my rehabilitation, including doing my homework to learn more about prevention as much as cure…

San Francisco Sport and Spine Physical Therapy

LindsayKnitting“Just one more row.”  I’ve thought it myself countless times- only to realize another 20 minutes has gone by without making any move to stop.  Regardless of your level of skill, anyone who knits has probably dealt with the aches and pains associated with working on a project for too long.  How can you avoid it?  One of the best things you can do is work on developing good habits so you can stop issues before they start.  As a knitter and a physical therapist, I see many patients with overuse injuries.  Here are some basic tips on how to stay comfortable while working:

Good Posture – I know we’ve all heard it time and time again but that doesn’t make it any easier to sit properly.  First, it is important to have good light when you are knitting so you do not need to ‘squint’ down at your project. …

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5 responses to “Knitting Tips from a Physical Therapist

  1. Hi! So sorry to hear about your situation, but thank you for sharing this article; very informative and I will keep some of the tips in mind… All the best, Hege

    • Hej Hege! Tack / thanks for your kind comment. 🙂 Trying my best to learn how best to cope with this condition and this was a good find in my research. In my previous post I shared pictures of the exercises my occupational therapist gave me. At least if I share what I learn I can remember what I’m supposed to be doing (!) while hopefully helping others. Warm regards, Christina

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