For the past couple of years I’ve been experiencing pain in my elbow, arm and fingers. Some times it is so bad I can hardly stand it, but it is most often a dull ache that I can ignore. After ultrasounds, xrays and several doctor visits, I’ve been told that it is a problem with my ulnar nerve. That is a nerve that runs from the front of the shoulder attachment area (just above your boob) all the way down your arm to your two smallest fingers, passing through your elbow. Guess where I have been having pain. Yep, all along where that nerve runs. (Believe me, I was very happy to find out those “chest pains” were just a tweaked nerve.)
So, on the plus side, I don’t have arthritis or anything particularly nasty. On the negative side, I’m on a doctor-imposed break from knitting so we can see if this problem clears itself. If not, I may have something called Ulnar Nerve Entrapment, which is like carpal tunnel syndrome, but in your elbow.
I’m also not able to knit with fabulous yarn like the one above. It is Unique Sheep Green Sheep Cotton Bamboo Fingering in colourway Enfys (Welsh for rainbow), and one day it will become the shawl Now in a Minute. My husband gave it to me for my birthday back in May, and it has been taunting me with its loveliness ever since. I can’t wait until I can cast on it with.
Now you know why my posts have dropped off a little bit–less knitting, and even a bit less cross stitch since that involves my elbow a bit too. Hopefully my crafting will be back to normal soon, but then we have to start packing move!