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Yowtch! Could your texting habit bench ya?

 
Ever get that sore feeling in your thumbs after a long text convo? Well, that soreness might be a little more serious than you thought. A couple texts here and there shouldn’t hurt, but over a long period of time, repetitive texting can strain muscles leading to tendonitis. This common form of tendonitis is known to most people as “texting thumb.”
 

Texting thumb can usually be cured by letting your injury rest; though, sometimes healing requires physical therapy. But in rarer and super-scary cases, doctors recommend that people with severe texting thumb undergo surgery. Yikes!

 
Texting thumb isn’t the only injury people can get from technology: Carpal Tunnel, a painful condition caused by nerve compression in the wrists, is usually caused by typing for a long time. Cubital Tunnel Syndrome is a similar pain in the elbows.
 
A text can wait but your health can’t. So if you feel a twinge of texting pain or numbness, put your phone down ASAP and give it a break until you feel better.  In the meantime, pick up the phone and make a call, flatter your friends or crush with a surprise note in their locker or make an arrangement to chat old-school as pen pals.
 
What do you think; is physical injury from technology a rising problem? Have you ever had texting thumb or another techno injury? Blog about it, babes.

BY LAUREN IZQUIERDO ON 10/22/2012 4:06:00 PM

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