With advancements in technology and easy access to send text messages, play video games, and computer activity, many people are experiencing hand related injuries and strains.
Common diagnoses include hand tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and trigger thumb.
The small buttons on handset controls are increasing pressure and strain on their thumbs. Symptoms become apparent when the individuals are unable to button their clothes, perform sporting activities, or feel cramping in their arms. If you experience numbness, tingling, or hand pain, you should seek medical attention.
In order to prevent these injuries, limit the time you are spending texting, playing video games, or on the computer. Turn off the vibration modes on video games. Use a pillow to support your arms while using the computer. Be sure to stretch and take frequent breaks from these technologies.
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