At Louet North America, we understand your need to knit. Knitting is one of those activities that make you feel relaxed and soothed while creating something new for the world to enjoy. It’s a wonderful feeling. The repetition that comes from knitting is one of the things that makes it so peaceful, but that repetitive motion can be hard on your hands and wrists. For those that suffer from carpal tunnel or worry about repetitive motion injuries, there are ergonomic knitting needles.
Conditions That Make Knitting Harder
Several conditions can make knitting hard on the hands. Carpal tunnel and arthritis are two conditions that can be assisted by using ergonomic knitting needles. People that do a lot of typing and other repetitive tasks may not have carpal tunnel syndrome yet but may find that their wrists and hands start to hurt after using them for a while.
Ways to Prevent Wrist Injuries
There are a few things that you can do to help your wrists to feel better. One is that you should take breaks often. Going and going with your knitting may seem wonderful, but once that pain sets in, you’ll find that it takes longer to get back to knitting. You should try to take a break about every half hour of knitting. If you start to feel pain, it’s a good idea to stop for longer.
There are also some great exercises available online that can help with reducing discomfort. If you’re not sure what activities are right for you, talk with your doctor.
You may also find relief in wearing carpal tunnel supports. This activity is another area where consulting your doctor can be very helpful.
Ergonomic Knitting Needles
Ergonomic knitting needles can be very beneficial. The shape is specially designed to reduce the amount of stress on your hands as you knit. Being square, you’re able to hold the needles in such a way that you can help the pain you may feel while still getting beautiful stitches that are even. The lightweight aluminum alloy that they are made out of help to reduce the stress on your wrists and hands further.
Louet North America wants to make sure that you don’t stop knitting because of wrist pain. That’s why we’ve created our ergonomic knitting needles for our consumers. Contact us today to learn more about our needles and any questions you may have about our products.