"Texting thumb", the injury for using the mobile too much

Overuse the mobile can cause a thumb injury. This lesin is known as Texting thumb and it is because the position in which we place the thumbs to type on the mobile keyboard is not the "natural" position of the hands.

It is not an episode of Black Mirror, the injury to the thumb for using the mobile exists and is real. All evolution comes by adaptation to a medium, and in this case our body, morphologically speaking, is not prepared to use the thumbs in that position and hence the pain.

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According to a recent study, we unlock the mobile half a hundred times a day At least in some cases. To this we add all the minutes and hours we spend checking our mobile in the 24 hours that lasts a day.

Time is not spent just looking at the screen as who sees the rain fall in front of the glass, but, during that time we are typing and clicking on our terminal.

Every day that passes increases the use of the mobile, and that leads several users to medical consultations for pain in the fingers and grimaces. The most affected finger is the thumb, hence the name Texting thumb.

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Like almost everything in this life, it has a reflection that comes from the past, and it is that this same ailment makes us travel to the 90s when the smallest of the house "vitiated" the Nintendo console and they started to develop this ailment.

The pain arises from the inflammation of the tendon. If the condition does not stop, it is convenient to visit the doctor, but as a general rule tendon pain calms down after several hours of rest (without using the mobile).

With respect to the above, there are two aspects of thought. On the one hand, there are doctors who do not give it more importance, and there are others who assure that this medical condition can become chronic and can only be solved by surgery.

Surgeries that have to do with tendons almost always carry risks, since it is an extremely sensitive area and there are a high percentage that do not look as good as they should.

Continuing with the Texting thumb, the largest screen phones such as the Galaxy Note range, for example, are the ones that cause more tension in the tendons of the thumbs, so if this pain is suffered, it is recommended to switch to small screen phones so that the thumbs are not under such pressure.

Before reaching these extremes, where we see how technology negatively affects our health, it is better to take off a little of the mobile and take advantage of that time to perform other tasks.

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