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I have had the carpal tunnel surgery on both sides. My right side is fine, the left side sometimes hurts when I crochet a lot. I seem to remember hearing about a crochet hook that was supposed to be easier to use in that respect. I can't find it when I do a search so I thought maybe someone here would know. Thanks!

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I found this:
http://www.lionbrand.com/6030/PictPage/1922242899.html

But I use these and like them a lot:
http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/p...ODID=xprd90120

The egg one looks a little too big for me, but might be really nice. I would try it if someone had one. In the meantime I love the bamboo/aluminum ones and pretty much only use those.

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Thanks Jamie I might order the first one.

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YW!

It's cool it's on sale right at the time you asked! I love when that happens!

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bunnyflakes, I used to crochet and had terrible carpel tunnel symptoms while doing it. In addition to replacing your needle, try supporting your arms with pillows or a table and taking frequent breaks to stretch.

Interestingly, I have very little pain while knitting. You could always come over to the other side.

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Why are people always trying to get us to come to the other side??

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Why are people always trying to get us to come to the other side??
To annoy you and save you money on yarn .

Crochet makes some beautiful things. I'd love to do some lacy crochet... Dc need to age before I have time for that!

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But I use these and like them a lot:
http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/p...ODID=xprd90120

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I have the one listed above and do like it but I really like this one.

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I have the Clover Soft Touch- LOVE them! But I do wonder if the egg shape would be better for carpal tunnel.
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I love this set.
http://www.provocraft.com/products/d...=&item=21-0246
Got mine at Michaels.

I don't have carpal tunnel issues, but I repeatedly get tendinitis with other hooks especially if I work with cotton (lack of stretch I think), but not with these.

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Wow, I've never seen that kind. Pretty fancy. Pretty cool!

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Thanks for all of the ideas, ladies.

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I wanted to add that I am having an EMG done next month and meeting again with the surgeon who did the CT release. I am hoping something went wrong and can be fixed. As it is, I haven't crocheted in a long time and my wrist feels fine.

Gosh what would I do with all of my yarn if I couldn't crochet? I have probably 200 skeins.

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Gosh what would I do with all of my yarn if I couldn't crochet? I have probably 200 skeins.
sell it to me. But I hope you can get back into it free of pain!

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