I've been struggling with wrist pain for a month or two. While I was on vacation with my husband recently, I took a seven day knitting break, which is a hard thing for me to do. I find that when my regular routine is broken it is easier to give something up so I decided it would be a good rest period.
After the vacation the pain had decreased noticeably so now I am doing exercises, you can find some here. I added in some wrist curls with weights after a the pain subsided and the right wrist is now pain free. Some of my reading indicated that the weights can also create more stress so I am being very cautious. I'm using a two pound dumbbell and I started with ten repetitions and I add in five more each day.
My left wrist was worse but the pain is not increasing so I am also icing it after knitting. I am taking regular breaks when I knit and I'm doing the stretches on every break. After almost a month the right wrist is now pain free.
How many of you suffer from knitting pain and just keep on knitting?