edit to add: Sorry for any typos it's late for me. I know, I read it, they're there.
I am feeling a little better today, and actually I think it's my muscles that make ache more often than my actual bone, maybe just from using muscles I dont use too often? My actual bone does ache along with it most time too though. Today it was mostly only my muscle below my knuckle...so that wasn't as uncomfortable.
Of course, today I was barely on the computer which may have helped that. I think I might try staying offline more often - I have a problem :doh:
I do wear a brace sometimes that my mom got me from Walgreens (i think)...it really does help when my wrist is hurting bad, but not my knuckles. And to knit or crochet when wearing that sucker is a biotch. I refuse to crochet especially when I'm wearing it. Man.... where did I put the darned thing?
I try to be more cautious of how I hold the needles every few rows so that I don't grip them too tightly. I don't grip them really tight, but I do have a tendency to tense up when I'm knitting. And I hate that. It used to make my neck hurt, but not I try to relax when I'm knitting- trying to be more aware. So, if tenseness is apart of it, then it will be slowly going down - hopefully. Since I'm more aware.
Thanks for the suggestions, mintdee. I actually just looked up those excercises two days ago because I have started to get those really bad aches lately - but cutting back from the computer and doing the exercises has helped me. I did the test and stayed offline for a lot less hours today and boy did that ever help.
chants MORE KNITTING, LESS PATTERN SEARCHING
MORE CRAFTING, LESS PATTERN SEARCHING
MORE ART, LESS INSPIRATION...
Wait... that last thing didn't sound right.
I am well on my way with some knitting on socks today though, and I have yet to find a really comfy knitting position, any tips? I usually lean on pillows while sitting up and prop my arm up on the covers/pillows too. I've also noticed that if I get too "into" my knitting, without realizing it, I will have the needles like 4 inches away from my face and my neck and shoulders will be tensed up and I am leaning foward.
I don't have any sight problems - I see like a hawk...when I begin to knit anything I knit very tightly though.