November 20, 2009

Fingerless Gloves and Playing With Balls

My hands often get tired after hours of typing and so I thought I’d share with you a few things I do to remedy this situation.

The first thing I do is put on my Handeze gloves. I discovered them at a quilt show years a go. I have a bit of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome from years of hand quilting and embroidery and these help a lot.

In case you don’t have a quilt or craft shop near you that carries them you can find them online. There are generic off brands but I haven’t been as happy with them as I have the real thing. The seams are a bit uncomfortable so I turn them inside out. They look a bit funny but I’m not going to a fashion show and don’t wear them in public so I don’t care.

Here’s the website. If you google around you might be able to find them less expensive through a retailer but I’m sort of busy at the moment so I didn’t look for the cheapest source.

I had no idea they came in all of those colors. Mine are beige. You measure across your knuckles to see what size you wear. Not that you probably care but I wear a 3S.

I also play with Chinese balls. ;o)

Okay, not those balls although that sounds like more fun. These balls.

This video shows you how to use them. My baoding balls are silver like his. He makes it look very easy but it is really difficult.

I’m not near as good as he is but I still think they help a lot. So if you are suffering from aching fingers and hands from too much typing you might want to give these ideas a try.

You don’t have to speak Mandarin to appreciate Lee Hom’s music. I have this one on my MP3 player. Try not to drown in his gorgeous dark eyes. ;o)