If you're not familiar (as I wasn't), it's the same injury they describe as tennis elbow, and no matter what you call it, knitting aggravates it. Caused by inflammation of a tendon connected to forearm muscles, it's a sharp and hobbling pain in the outside of the elbow, in my case on the left side.
It was in my elbows (tennis elbow), inner forearms, and even (for a short time) above the elbows. After a year and some exercises, I thought I could knit again, but after one sock, the inner forearms have started to feel stiff and burning. What I would like to say is, if you are knitting and start feeling stiffness or pain, stop NOW.
Crochet Elbow is more commonly referred to as tendonitis or tennis elbow. But don’t let that name fool you, many crocheters suffer from this condition, but the good news is there’s help. I tend to overdo things. When I’m interested in a subject I will eat, breathe, and live every single minute detail and then some.
Knitting; Symptoms of Tennis Elbow. The symptoms of tennis elbow include pain and tenderness in the bony knob on the outside of your elbow. This knob is where the injured tendons connect to the...
Knitting and tendonitis/tennis elbow. I currently have a tendonitis/tennis elbow thing going on in my left hand/arm/shoulder. It sucks. I think it happened from a repetitive typing task at work. I can still knit a little bit before I have to rest my arm. I also use an elbow strap to make work and use of my hand tolerable.
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Knitting What are the symptoms? The first sign of golfers or tennis elbow is usually tenderness and pain when pressing on the epicondyles (bony bumps) on either the outside or inside of the elbow. This can progress to a dull, constant pain or sharp shooting pain. Other symptoms include: Pain when the wrist or hand is moved.