Marathon crocheting has been painful for me before. I tend to sit on my bed and crochet for hours. If I sit indian style, my feet will fall asleep, and I have to move around a lot. My neck will hurt because I'm looking down at my hands...my back will get stiff and sore, and for some bizzare reason, my hips get the most pain. I'll get up to move around, and my hips will be screaming in pain. You have to get up and move around a bit...even if it is just to go to the bathroom, you have to get up and move to keep from being too stiff.