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Sapphire98

472d

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?

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    • mossbug

      442d

      If my hand starts to cramp I usually try to massage it out a bit and take a few minutes break to gently stretch my hand, if I'm having trouble with my fingers feeling unstable I've started using a little bit of kt tape to support those joints!

    • mossbug

      442d

      If my hand starts to cramp I usually try to massage it out a bit and take a few minutes break to gently stretch my hand, if I'm having trouble with my fingers feeling unstable I've started using a little bit of kt tape to support those joints!

    • amigrumi_yoda

      469d

      ❤️ 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.

    • everythingbagelstan

      472d

      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

      • daniellealexanna

        471d

        @everythingbagelstan 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!

      • Sapphire98

        472d

        @everythingbagelstan thank you. I'll keep that in mind

    • klazikel

      472d

      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.

    • daniellealexanna

      472d

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

      • Sapphire98

        444d

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

        • daniellealexanna

          443d

          @Sapphire98 I'm so happy to hear they're helping!! 💕

      • Sapphire98

        472d

        @daniellealexanna thank you. I will give this a go.

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