Web Toolbar by Wibiya

Bridget M.

is modding

 
 
 

GL PROFILES

More Friends = More Fun

 
 

GL
Tweets !

24 MINUTES AGO The latest on @EmWatson's #HeForShe campaign: http://t.co/GWBdNMokHz

AN HOUR AGO Austin and Ally fans, ya need to read this: http://t.co/S2FA9WzZw0

2 HOURS AGO 3 treadmill workouts that won't bore you to death: http://t.co/5vH9xIPHIC

 

sponsored links

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

POSTED IN , , ,

< PREVIOUS   NEXT >   
comments powered by Disqus
Stay hydrated! When exercising, drink lotsa water while working out to replenish the fluid you lost while sweatin’ it up.
 
Your parents have a huge list of chores for you to do when you get home. And on top of that, you had the WORST day at school! You...



 
 

Sex on TV leads to teen pregnancy

X

Go behind the scenes with Bella and the Bulldogs...

 

 

In Nickelodeon's newest series, Bella and the Bulldogs, Brec Bassinger shines as Bella—a bubbly cheerleader who joins the guys' football team! CLICK HERE for a sneak peek at this hilarious show premiering January 17.

Advertisement
 
Posts From Our Friends

sponsored links