Texting Thumb and Postural Tips for Your Computer

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Texting Thumb and Postural Tips for your Computer

Suffering from thumb or wrist pain from chronic texting?

Many tech-savvy individuals have felt the side-effects of texting, typing, or web browsing. This is the pain you get throughout your wrist and hands, after constant use of a handheld device or computer. Sometimes this can lead to tendonitis, triggering pain, achiness, numbness, and the loss of strength.

“Texting Thumb” is when the thumb joints are repeating the same action frequently, resulting in a stress injury. These injuries can be avoided with proper stretching of the finger and thumb muscles.

Have you ever experienced neck and shoulder pain from spending hours on a computer?

Having a computer positioned low on your desk can force vertebrae and the muscles in your neck to bend forward excessively; causing strain and even injuries to muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, and spinal discs. Proper posture is very important no matter what kind of device you’re using.

While using desktop computers, you should consider:

• Sitting up straight with your head level, not bent forward, and the top of your monitor positioned just below eye level
• Keep your shoulders relaxed and your elbows close to your body
• Sit in a chair with good lumbar support
• Taking short breaks to stretch will help ease the stresses on your body

Attached are types of stretches used to treat and prevent reoccurring pain.

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