1. Cathy

    Excellent article. I have seen this too many times and have experienced it myself. I “refined” my technique and my pain went away . It was a process, but well worth the effort.

  2. sian

    Since I started knitting I have developed something called ‘golfers elbow’ and have aches and pain and stiffness in muscles and joints. Looks like I will have to give it up even been put on anti inflammatories. Such a shame.

  3. Caitie M

    I stumbled onto this post (which is VERY informative) because I’m in pain, but I don’t see anything like it listed here. I knit with my working yarn held in my right hand, but I’ve been experiencing a lot of pain in the base of my thumb/heel of my palm on my left hand. Have you ever dealt with anything like that?

  4. Sarah

    Such a useful article! I’ve started knitting again fairly recently and have just suffered an excruciating bout of what I can now identify as rsi, from shoulder to hand! I almost thought I was having a heart attack!
    I’m following the advice of desisting for a while, till there’s no hint of it at all, then I’ll start again, just about to take the finished items off to Knit for Peace 🙂

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