Leaping Stripes and Blocks Blanket Free Crochet Pattern
Arthritis can cause so much discomfort when you get older. It was one thing when mom started to lose her sight a bit as she got older; She still managed to knit things for all her grandchildren and could make the most of a good memory. But as soon as arthritis gave her the usual discomfort, her knitting needles became something that caused her pain and no more pleasure.
Mama has been knitting things since she was younger than me. She knitted my school sweaters and I always had something striped from socks to scarves from remnants! Her hands were always quick. Arthritis is strange because it makes your fingers painful, but they can also swell up and become stiff. It is very frustrating to see someone trying to achieve something that used to be so easy.
At this moment, we are trying some means to see if we can help her. I am the one in the family who is more likely to try natural treatments, so I looked at some of the available remedies. There are several types of arthritis, but two of the main types are rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Since we did not know which mother had any, and there is another type that occurs more often with age, namely degenerative arthritis, we thought we would try something that helped many people with the symptoms and bought their omega -3 fish oil. Most people do not get enough of that kind of oil in their diet anyway, so it was worth trying. Sure enough, it helped a lot.
Now? Well, she's not with us anymore, but I know she managed to knit properly until she could not straighten up. The good thing was that their quality of life was improved by a natural arthritis treatment. Who would have thought that having a natural oil-based arthritis treatment would bring so much more happiness and quality of life to someone by alleviating some of the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis? I did not do it, but now I support the use of natural products for all people suffering from arthritis.