Thank you so much for your feedback! Its nice to see that such beautiful work (and amazing piping!) can still be done with carpel tunnel. I have a bandage/wrap that I use on my wrist but only when I start to feel to pain (usually only when I work a lot) and then I sleep with it on for at least a day until the pain stops completely. And I do know what you mean by only filling your bag with a handful at a time. I have noticed a big difference in pain with a bag that is too full and one that is a good handful amount. I will have to be sure to be careful of that when filling, thank you! I use disposable piping bags because I havent had the money to splurge on some nice reusable ones yet. Do you think there is a difference? Grip wise maybe? that might effect the pain level as well?
Thankfully I have less pain when kneading fondant cause I already try to do it standing and use my body weight to kneed it instead of my wrists/arms. But if im sitting while kneading it definitely wears my wrists out pretty quick! I try to keep my fondant a little warm/soft to help with that.
Thank you again. Im hoping its these little tips that I can work into my habits to help keep my condition from getting any worse!
-- Nikki, So Cal, www.Facebook.com/nikkibelleperchecakes