I first started noticing arthritic symptoms in my hands (thumb joints, mostly) at the age of 28, about 6 years ago. It's inherited, I'm afraid, my father's hands are so twisted that he even has trouble feeding himself now at the age of 84. After draaaaaaagging myself to the halfway point on this darn baby blanket,** I regained my momentum yesterday with over 3000 stitches on it. Today, my hands HURT! In the past, I was constantly in a cold environment and I typed a lot. So I'm bundling up. Does anyone have any other suggestions to ease symptoms?
They also react to changes in weather, and I just heard that we have a winter storm/ice storm warning for tonight. The pressure hasn't dropped too far yet (or maybe my barometer needs tweeking) so I don't think that's it, although I'm hoping.
**I know, I know, I keep complaining about it, but it's a gift, and needs to get done. I've learned a lot about needles and yarns and what I like with it, so it's worth it.