Texting thumb on the rise

in Health & Fitness

Shared from Tow Times Magazine

As we rely more and more on our smart phones for daily tasks, the repetitive actions we use to operate them have caused the inevitable rise in hand. Injuries associated with phones. This is especially true with what has been termed texting thumb, a tendon issue that can cause chronic pain and possibly nerve damage. Texting thumb can result in soreness, swelling, and reduced function. While treatment can include pain medications, therapy, injections, or surgery, ways to prevent it are just giving the thumb arrest by using the forefinger to text or the voice to text feature stretching by opening and closing the fingers throughout the day and making calls instead of texting.