Knitter's elbow

Hello to my fellow elbow pain sufferers,

I’ve developed a serious knitting addiction finding most of my day revolves around knitting or online looking at yarn and patterns. I started to experience some pain in my elbow but the pain wasn’t unbearable. Well the pain got bad enough I knew I had to put the needles down and give my poor elbow a rest. I did some research online and came to the conclusion that I’m probably dealing with a mild case of knitter’s elbow/tendonitis. In my research I read an article in the NY Times about the Thera Band Flex Bar, an exercise tool used to treat tendonitis. The article said that the flex bar has shown positive results in treating tendonitis. The reviews on amazon support these claims. I ordered the blex bar and have been using it for 4 days. I’ll keep you posted on my progress.

I [I]really[/I] hope it works for you–not being able to knit is miserable. And yes, please give us your expert opinion in a few weeks. Thanks!

My problem was with the ulnar nerve, your “funny bone” (which isn’t a bone at all! :slight_smile: The surgery I had moved my nerve from the outer elbow to the inner elbow because it was entrapped, from a pretty bad fall I had. It still bothers me on occasion.
I really feel for you.

I was having trouble with that this year for the first time. I guess I’m middle aged now so I should expect such things.

You can try an anti-inflammatory if you can take them like naproxin.

Mine was so bad that I eventually had to go to the doctor and he gave me a shot of cortizone I think and something else. it still hurt for a month after that though. I blame all the cleaning i did on my xmas vacation!

you can also try ice pack (frozen peas work well) or sometimes epson salt soaks but it is sort of hard to soak your elbow