Many of us turn to knitting to pass the time and can be a great exercise for those with hand pain.
However, knitting is a repetitive motion and can lead to a variety of injuries, much like typing, sewing and other repet- itive tasks. Knitting can cause strain not only on the hands and wrists, but also on the neck and upper back due to the extended length of time knitters are looking down at their work in a sitting position. Knitting can also lead to carpal tunnel syndrome related to improper wrist positioning and grip technique in serious cases.
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