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« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2009 04:37:51 PM »

I had to chime in.  I have artritis, too, and used both the clover & provo hooks.  I like the provo best.  I found it at Michaels.  I'd like to try the wooden ball.  I've also sometimes wear one of those spandex fingerless gloves which seems to help a bit.  It would very hard to give up my handwork.  I've also heard that knitting or crocheting does exercise the joints. 
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« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2009 12:56:14 PM »

Hi!I too have arthritis in both hands which is a hecka problem.I just turned 50 & never have had arthritis til now.Even today my hands have hurt for 2 days now.I take glucosamine + otc pain pills.Just to make it through the day.Right now I've put crocheting on hold for awhile.But I will get back to it hopefully.I have a friend who's dr. told her to keep doing handwork because it's good for the the joints.She does embroidery alot. Grin.I refuse to end up like my grandmother.The dr. told her to keep useing her hands & keep moving.What did she do but go home sit down more & more each day.In less than 3 months whe was in a wheelchair,eventually she was totally housebound  Sad.I will not end up like that. Smiley

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« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2009 01:52:35 PM »

Hey everyone i don't have athritis, but i heard about a lot of crocheters having it. Here in Germany it's kind of modern to put some "Boondoggle" (?) around the hooks. which will look like this:


that's a picture from a german side.. and the explanation is on it too. You can make this plastic lacing as thick as you want, it isn't very difficult, makes the hooks more comfortable and the laces are a lot easier than polymer clay.

hope this helped you a bit.


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« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2014 06:16:01 PM »

I found a great hook that has helped me tremendously. It has a large, cushy gel handle. It really prevents my hands from cramping and is much easier to handle then the smaller "large handle hooks." It is called the Gatorgrab Comfort Gel Handle Hook. Grin  It doesn't require me to slip it onto my hooks. Its one piece and comes in a variety of sizes.  I bought mine on Amazon.com. I originally saw it on Etsy.com

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