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Pirie Posted - 03/21/2013 : 1:42:18 PM
Hi -

I've been googling for the last 2 hours and can't find any info on whether it's okay for me to knit now that the cast is off my wrist (cast removed March 4th) tho' I'm still in a brace. My wrist is VERY stiff when it comes to up/down - left/right but I haven't knitted since January 18th (date of break) and it's making me CRAZY!! However, if knitting now will mean less knitting ability later...I'll persevere.

Any insight suggestions etc will be greatly appreciated!
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Ceil Posted - 03/22/2013 : 10:48:03 PM
Check with your doctor. And here >may be< some good news: When I knit, I >don't use< my wrist! Instead, I rotate my forearm at the elbow. The wrist is a bending joint, not a rotating one, and trying to make it rotate will be a problem. I'd take your knitting to a PT (esp. one who knits) and get some good advice there.

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anderknit Posted - 03/22/2013 : 7:43:13 PM
Physical therapy is amazing. I always had "poo-poo'd" the notion, but now I know it is very important after an injury, surgery, etc.

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.' "
technikat Posted - 03/22/2013 : 4:09:24 PM
I agree that you should have some physical therapy to restore the strength and range of motion of your wrist.

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yarnlover Posted - 03/22/2013 : 05:24:05 AM
I broke my wrist a few years ago. Kept right on knitting with cast and with brace. But it may depend on where the break happened. Mine was straight across just above joint.

I agree about physical therapy. Doc gave me two basic moves to do but at that time I had a client who is a physical therapist and he showed me many more exercises to do. He told me to keep at it so I didnt lose range of motion. I did not lose any knitting ability. Best wishes.

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eldergirl Posted - 03/21/2013 : 11:07:25 PM
I agree with Nancy, and even suggest that you ask for some physical therapy to help you work into your life of knitting, and other tasks with care and sense.

Good luck!

Anna

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NastiJ Posted - 03/21/2013 : 8:12:53 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Pirie

Hi -

I've been googling for the last 2 hours and can't find any info on whether it's okay for me to knit now that the cast is off my wrist (cast removed March 4th) tho' I'm still in a brace.

Any insight suggestions etc will be greatly appreciated!



My suggestion would be to ask your medical practitioner.

Nancy J.

"Learning how to knit was a snap.It was learning how to stop that nearly destroyed me." Erma Bombeck

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