I have a friend who needed to finish 3 quilts by a deadline. She always
hand-quilts on a floor frame. After that tour de force, she went to the
doctor to get something for intense pain in both lower arms. The doctor
said, "Well, pain in the outer right elbow is called tennis syndrome. Pain
in the inner left elbow is golfer's syndrome."
"I don't play tennis or golf," said my friend.
"So what did you do to get this?"
"Well, I quilt quite a lot."
"Show me the motions." So she did, and the doctor said, "Ha! This is new!
We'll have to call it quilter's syndrome!"
But beware -she wasn't allowed to do anything at all for several weeks so
the inflammation could heal.
-Roberta in Denmark