Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Question For All You Crafters...

Lately I've had a really creaky and sore pointer finger on the hand I use to hold my crochet hook. Is this like tennis elbow but crochet finger?? It's aweful painful and hurts when I do everyday things like type and write. Do any of you ever experience this? Any tips?



  1. I had a problem with my finger before. If I can remember it was more or less like the sore you get when you are gripping a pencil too tightly and need to use a pencil grip. It went away, the more I crocheted. I know there are some crochet hooks out there with the soft grips on them. I still just use aluminum kinds though.

  2. The only thing I've experienced in the hand I hold the hook is some stiffness on my wrist when I've been crocheting for too long. But what you say usually happens on my other hand, the index finger gets the hook friction (I use steel hooks) and it hurts doing things later. It goes away in a day or two.

  3. I don't crochet (well on a regular basis) but my fingers/hands do get sore when I make a lot of jewelry. Maybe try ice?