Therapy

Annie
Annie Member Posts: 8
edited 13. Jun 2017, 03:31 in Community Chit-chat archive
Hi all,
I have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the neck and lower back for which I take citrolopram and lyrica and see a councillor.
I knit as a hobby but have heard of it being used to manage pain, depression and anxiety related to osteoarthritis, I was just wondering if anyone else uses knitting as "therapy" :sun:

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  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 28,072
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Annie

    Lots of us use handicrafts like knitting to distract ourselves from pain. Some make jewellery for instance some read.

    I hope it helps you?

    Love

    Toni xxx
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,100
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Annie, virtually ANYTHING at all which absorbs our interest and stops us thinking about the pain etc is very good for us. It can be different things for different people. One or two people on here knit.
    Go for it :D
  • Annie
    Annie Member Posts: 8
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    frogmorton wrote:
    Hi Annie

    Lots of us use handicrafts like knitting to distract ourselves from pain. Some make jewellery for instance some read.

    I hope it helps you?

    Love

    Toni xxx
    Yes it helps a lot, thank you
  • Annie
    Annie Member Posts: 8
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Annie, virtually ANYTHING at all which absorbs our interest and stops us thinking about the pain etc is very good for us. It can be different things for different people. One or two people on here knit.
    Go for it :D

    Thank you

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