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« on: February 04, 2010 05:46:13 AM »

I'm in 4 swaps right now and all of them require a good bit of knitting.I've been knitting away on the Mosey legwarmers from Knitty and my right index finger is now really swollen and red.It's still swollen after a whole day of taking a break. It's so random , that's never happened to me before.How does one get hurt knitting?! haha

Has this ever happened to anybody or any other knitting related injury.
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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2010 06:41:50 AM »

RSI - repetitive strain injury. You've over used your muscles and your finger by knitting too much without taking a break. Ice the finger and that should help it. Next time, take at least a 5 minute break every hour or less, stretch out your fingers, hands, arms, shoulders, rotate your head to stretch the neck muscles.
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2010 03:12:59 PM »

thanks for the advice. I layed off the knitting today and it's still swollen but doesn't hurt at all so yay
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2010 03:14:03 PM »

yes this has happened to me too!
it always happens when i use smaller needles like 6's or 5's lol
ice it and it'll be better... and take breaks too!

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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2010 12:30:44 PM »

This happens to me all the time! When I know that I'm going to be knitting for a long time or using smaller knitting needles, I put a bandage on my finger to provide some padding. It works for me.  Smiley
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