Hand Workout

I have had problems with my right shoulder for at least 15 years, and one of the issues I have is numb fingers. It’s not carpal tunnel – they figured out years ago (thanks to fun rounds of testing – oh, so fun) that it originates with a nerve all the way up in my shoulder.

Trying to crochet a few months ago was almost impossible. Almost every time I worked on something, I would have a numb arm the next day. Working on a computer with a numb hand? Not fun.

Knitting is better, especially when I knit Continental. Unfortunately, I don’t purl well that way, so I’m still throwing with my right hand. I’m very cautious though, and stop if I notice any pain.

I’m going to start doing hand exercises now – I’m sure they will help. The 5-5-5 Workout, along with working on knitting loosely and maybe even some knitting and yoga.

Anyone else have any tips?

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

4 replies on “Hand Workout”

I’d been having terrible carpal tunnel once a week the day after I would put up a new ad at work until I started getting regular massages (every other week). I haven’t had carpal tunnel now in a couple of weeks. it’s great!

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