Having sore thumbs or aching necks lately? That could be a sign of using your smartphone too much, according to some health experts in Britain. Being able to do so many things on your smartphone has its perks, but the downside is that so many times are being spent on such devices that the body might start showing signs of wear and tear.
Tim Hutchful of the British Chiropractic Association and Sammy Margo of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy have expressed alarm on the growing trend. As smartphones become a major aspect of one’s activities, the tendency to overdo it is there.
“I had a patient who developed inflamed tendons in her thumb from using her smartphone and was unable to use her hand for weeks due to pain,” Hutchful noted.
Margo said users should not use their smartphones too much as, “the phones are far too small, with keys that are too small.” She said one of her patients had to rely on voice recognition software after having pain in the upper limbs.
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