My apologies if I am posting in the wrong thread (Sue, I know how you love people reviving REALLY old topics
), but I didn't know where to ask about this problem.
To all of you who crochet and knit on a regular basis - have any of you been diagnosed with "Gamekeeper's Thumb"?
I began knitting when I was about 10, and I learned how to crochet in order to do border work on blankets. I then found that certain "on the fly" projects were easier to crochet (such as alpaca and silk scarves that required lots of openwork), but I have stuck primarily to knitting.
I assumed the pain in my thumbs (I can crochet with either hand) was a result of years of skiing.
The surgery sounds horrible (which I have not agreed to as of yet). I am not asking for medical advice, but has anyone here been through this? I am at least 30 years younger than my orthopedic surgeon's average patient.
None of them are former gamekeepers.
I do not have arthritis. This is the classic UCL tear.