If you’ve experienced the nagging pain from texting, typing, using your mobile phone/ipod/blackberry or when playing your favourite video game… and you want to find instant relief from your pain… Then read this page very closely.
Because… You don’t have to suffer from the chronic pain you get just from sending a simple text message, typing or using your controller. Or… from working on your PC/Laptop/Tablet, or using your Mobile Phone or even when playing your favorite game — any longer…
If you think you may be getting "blackberry thumb", or "ipod finger" problems that are leading to chronic pain…
As a fellow pain sufferer, I will be honest with you and tell you my own personal experiences and those of my teenage friends and how we ignored the problems with our thumbs, fingers, wrists, arms and even aching backs from using our digital devices.
Texting is our main way of staying in touch. We were texting all the time. Then one day I noticed my thumbs started to hurt when I was texting. Over the next couple of weeks when texting my friends for hours a day, I noticed the pain was getting worse. As time went on my thumbs hurt every time I texted. It was a strange feeling. At first I tried to ignore it, and then I convinced myself it would go away — if I did not worry about it.
Then, one day I mentioned to my group of friends, that my thumbs hurt from too much texting. My friends looked at me and after we discussed this problem, they admitted…
I knew this pain in my thumb was not going away. Even when I would not text as much it still hurt when I did. So I made an appointment with my family doctor to find out what was wrong because I felt that I needed to find out what was causing this pain.
After his exam, he gave me the bad news… "You could have chronic pain from repetitive strain injury."
He told me that he felt it was from all the texting that I did. He said "This problem, is called RSI and it is becoming an epidemic amongst young people because of all the texting they do."
He warned me of the dire consequences to my body… "You need to take care of your hands, because if you continue texting this way can cause serious and irreparable damage. It could affect your whole life if you don’t take steps to reduce the strain on your thumbs now!"
But the doctor was insistent. He said I had to reduce or even eliminate my texting and overuse of my thumb. Or suffer permanent damage.
With this bad news, I had to face the facts. I knew my lifestyle had to change. My doctor made common sense suggestions on how to reduce the amount of texting I did. Then he gave me a list of exercises and in-home treatments to do… Read more… 70 views