Sapphire98

28d

Those who live with hypermobility syndrome. I have a bit of a strange question to ask. If you knit or crochet what strategies do use when your hand cramps up?

Hypermobility Syndromes

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  • daniellealexanna

    28d

    Compression gloves worked for me for quite some a few years, but I did eventually have to give up the craft.

    • Sapphire98

      28d

      thank you. I will give this a go.

    • Sapphire98

      0d

      hi. I bought a pair and they have really been helping.

  • klazikel

    28d

    I actually do origami daily, and it keeps my hands and wrists and elbows loose and flexible. When I go for days without doing origami, I get pains in my elbows and sometimes my hands. It's kind of like physical therapy for me. If I spend too much time in a row, like over 3 hours of folding, it can cause my hands to cramp a little. I just limit my time with daily folding sessions.

  • everythingbagelstan

    28d

    i love having a good stressball to squeeze every 5 minutes or so to help move my muscles before cramping happens, and also it’s important to take breaks! i do embroidery so it’s a little less wrist work but the advice should still help

    • Sapphire98

      28d

      thank you. I'll keep that in mind

    • daniellealexanna

      26d

      I also switched to embroidery and if I'm doing thin fabrics, like just a decorative hoop, I have much less trouble than I did with crocheting. Recently got into those diamond art things too, very tedious and satisfying!

  • amigrumi_yoda

    25d

    ❤️ rest!! Your project isn't going anywhere. I like to stretch and massage the cramping muscle and leave my work for at least an hour.

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