Dating people chronic pain
According to Knit for Peace, a network of over 15,000 knitters in the UK who knit for people in need, there is substantial evidence that suggests knitting is beneficial to a healthy mind and body.
The group decided to investigate the matter after numerous members reported improved overall health after taking up the hobby - and it turns out the relaxing craft can be credited for numerous health benefits.
And a 2011 study conducted by the Mayo Clinic of over 70-year-olds found that those who knit had a “diminished chance of developing mild cognitive impairment and memory loss.” Additionally, the hobby, which is often associated with elderly, can help fight loneliness, a plague that affects 1.2 million older people in the UK, and increase a sense of usefulness and inclusion.
“It is a sociable activity that helps overcome isolation and loneliness, too often a feature of old age.
It is a skill that can continue when sight and strength are diminished,” the report states.
The findings were also supported by Knit for Peace’s own survey of 1,000 members.
Doctors, of course, dug into the man’s case to see if there was any precedent, but they couldn’t find any in their survey of medical literature.
In a bold attempt to take his mind of pain, the patient decided to go for a swim in the coastal waters of a past triathlon competition.
His route was along a rocky, jagged coastline; therefore, there was no dipping his toes in to acclimate to the water. “I wasn’t sure if it would help the pain—I just wanted to do it—I thought at best it was a long-shot, but I was desperate to get some relief,” the man told doctors.
In a report published Monday in the “It is possible that the high range of movement involved in swimming manipulated tissues surrounding peripheral nerves in such a way as to mechanically free adhesions and resolve pain.
Psychologically, ‘flooding’ with intense activity may have abruptly broken maladaptive cycles of movement avoidance and withdrawal from exercise and its associated pain relieving properties.” This case, though it may be an outlier, challenges conventional thinking about postoperative treatment and pain management.