Any knitters or crocheters ever get trigger finger?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by itsy, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been knitting and crocheting about a scarf or shawl a day for a long time now as well as crocheting smaller items. About a month or so ago, I developed a "locking" in my right pinky. I didn't think it was my hobby until now. I went to the Dr. recently and while I was there I showed him my pinky. He says I have trigger finger! I'm only 30. I thought I had a few more years before my body started to do things like this. lol.

    Anyone ever experience this?
     
  2. BrokenRoadFarm

    BrokenRoadFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup - mostly when I crochet, and especially making smaller items. Just make sure you take regular breaks and stretch your fingers and hands. I try to do it or take a break every 30 minutes. When I knit, it only do a few rows (or 1 block of the pattern) at a time. Then I do other things and come back and do some more. Frustrating, but basically a repetitive motion injury - like carpal tunnel for typers. Happens to the best of us [​IMG]
     
  3. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    My husband had "trigger" finger, not from crocheting of course, and he had a very simple surgery done and it was perfect after that. It's been about 4 years ago now. [​IMG]
     
  4. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

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    When I was 22 and knitting for a couple of years, I developed pain in my fingers, wrists, and elbows. I went to the doctor and he told me I needed to take up a less dangerous hobby, like skydiving. [​IMG] Later we found out I have Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis. My pinkies lock up all the time.
     
  5. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the comments, guys! ....Least I know I'm not alone! I think this started when I began to crochet small cat toys. Want to talk about TINY crochet? Imagine doing this ???? I found that the other day and couldn't believe it! I think my fingers would fall off. lol.

    I should probably rest my hands but with the fall approaching.... I just can't!!!! Besides the fact that I just ordered more spinning fiber and handspun yarns.....

    CrazyFowl....I'm sorry to hear about your ailments! Once upon a time, I was tested for Lupus as I got pleurisy in my left lung and also a racoon rash on my face. It came up negative, though. That was years ago...

    Are you still able to knit?
     
  6. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    Yup. My pinky will lock half closed and my thumb will lock across my palm.
     

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