Diese Soforthilfe für schmerzende Strickhände habe ich heute auf dem Blog von "Knit freedom with Liat" gefunden und wollte sie Euch nicht vorenthalten. Den original Link zur Seite findet Ihr hier: Knit feedom.
5 stretches for knitting pain and stiffnessAlso like most knitters, you may have woken up with knitting pain in your hands, fingers, and joints. Any flagrant overuse of your joints can lead to stiffness and leave you susceptible to more chronic knitting injuries. I asked my sister, Kate Howe of katehowemassage.com, what knitters can do to get some relief from knitting pain.
- Make sure you don’t have on any hand lotion that might make your arm slippery.
- Unlike most massage techniques, you want the skin to “grab,” not slide.
Grasp your left forearm with your right hand. Squeeze just tight enough to prevent your skin from slipping, and push down towards your wrist.
Note: If your right hand is too sore or weak to get a good grip, you can stabilize your left forearm between your legs (still hold onto the fascia with your right hand) and pull your left arm towards you.
“Lock” the fascia and push towards the wrist Maintaining your hand grip, now push your hand towards your elbow. Your skin (and fascia) will move, about an inch. That’s how much room your fascia have. That’s what we want to expand.
Perform these 5 fascia stretches to relieve knitting pain:
1) Forearm Stretch. Work down your forearm (just a few places will do), holding each stretch for 90 seconds. I like to do this while standing in front of the microwave, waiting for my tea to heat up. After 90 seconds, you will feel that the fascia have relaxed and stretched. Move your grip down your forearm and repeat.
2) Wrist Stretch. Make sure to keep your elbow straight (this is like keeping your knees straight for a hamstring stretch). Do not overstretch the wrist by applying too much pressure. Easy does it.
3) Milk the Fingers. Grasp, lock, and push down each finger, stretching the fasciae. Work your way down each finger, stretching for 90 seconds. Check your manicure.
4) Stretch the Thumb and Hand. This one feels sooo good.
The tops of the arms face each other as you grasp and stretch each thumb.
5) Stretch Your Pinky. Be gentle on your pinkie and keep that elbow straight.
You can do one whole arm then repeat, or alternate each step.
Either way, your hands are going to instantly feel better.
Do these stretches in the bathroom, in front of the microwave, or waiting in line at the grocery store.
Photographs were taken with the assistance and direction of Kate Howe. Kate is a certified massage therapist based in Aspen, CO. Find her at katehowemassage.com.