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Thread: Preventing pain

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    Can any one please let me know about the methods to prevent pain in shoulders, wrists, and back when doing machine quilting?

    Thank you, Gloria

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    Super Member zyxquilts's Avatar
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    First, take breaks! Roll your shoulders, stretch, wiggle & shake your arms around....
    Another 'exercise' I learned that helps is "Yes, No, Maybe So"--- first nod your head up & down 3 times, like you're nodding 'yes', next turn your head from side to side 3 times - you got it, like saying 'no', and finally, raise your shoulders up to your ears & down again - 3 times ...'maybe so'!
    Hope this helps!

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    Make sure that both your sewing machine and chair are the right heighth for you. If your chair does not have lumbar support, maybe a pillow may help and try to keep good posture while you are sewing.

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    Here is my tried and true remedy when sewing late at night after a considerable amount of time at the sewing machine--- a nice glass of red wine and 3 liquid advil. Works everytime, and I feel no pain. Okay, this is just wrong....... hahahhaa.

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    I know we don't all get the same newsletter at the same time but the one I got just the other day was ful of tips on this. I'll see if I can post the link in case someone wants to look.
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/197-rmq.jsp
    well it doesn't look like a link but hopefully you can get there from here!

    ok, now it looks like a link!

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    Frequent breaks! Like every 10 - 15 min for 5 min pays off. I don't want to stop when I'm on a roll but it pays off. Enough pays off? :?: :?:

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    Thanks Kathy for the link, wow, lots of good information and tips, there :D

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    Thanks for the link Kathy! THere is alot of helpful information there. I don't think I have got this newsletter yet. I didn't know that there were different newsletters. LOL. I always thought we all got the same one.

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    Makes sense to me that would help. I just tried them and the last one when I lifted my shoulder up I got a bad pinch in my left one. OUCH. Must be really out of shape. I've had two rotator cuff surgeries in that shoulder and one surgery on the other side. :-)

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    Best tip I know for avoiding pain from machine quilting...pm jacquemoe and have her talented fingers do the walking to quilt that quilt :wink: :lol: :thumbup:

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