If you crochet as much as I do, you know that your body can hurt after a good long session. For me, I get ‘Crochet Manic’ and work until I am done and in severe pain. Stupid I know, but it’s true.
In the summer of 2010, I was experiencing a great deal of chest and neck pains. My left arm felt numb as if it were paralyzed or sprained. I thought maybe it was a prelude to a heart attack, stroke, or carpal tunnel.
I went through a series of tests for my heart and nerve endings in my left arm. I was unable to crochet without being in severe pain. At my chiropractor’s office, I remembered reading that misaligned joints can throw your body off. Something in one area of the body can affect a completely different part.
After 2 months of discomfort and some painful tests, I spent $30 at the chiropractor and explained my situation. He knew I was a crocheter and asked to see my right wrist. He told me my wrist bones were misaligned and popped them back into the proper place. The pain from my chest and numb left arm disappeared immediately and I was laughing all the way out of the clinic..
Based on where the pain was, I would have never guessed that it was my right wrist causing the problems on the opposite side of my body. Who would have thought that?
In the video above, you will learn tips that have helped me greatly.
- Sit with your arms supported. Pillows help support your shoulders and arm weight.
- Choose the right chair to sit in. Be sure it’s not forcing your body to form the letter ‘C’ with your neck,
back and legs.
- Adjust your eye glasses if watching TV so your neck and eyes aren’t strained.
- Do not cross your legs. It can cause body alignment issues.
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