Navigation Links
Mueller Sports Medicine Introduces Text Tape™ & Tip Sheet To Help Protect The Text-Worn Index and Thumb

The mobile phone has dramatically and irreversibly altered how society functions. Apps and texting have made lives richer and more fulfilling. Family and friends, work or play are literally at one's fingertips 24/7.

Unfortunately, the convenience offered by mobile phones comes at a price — Text-Worn Index and Thumb (TWIT). TWIT is a repetitive stress injury resulting from prolonged tapping, scrolling, and texting on a mobile device. It affects not only the index finger and thumb, but also the wrist.

These types of repetitive stress injuries are not limited to adults, either. Doctors are diagnosing more and more children with repetitive stress injuries related to their use of computers, mobile phones and gaming devices. Younger children are even more vulnerable to injury due to the fact they strain their fingers just to use keyboards and buttons designed for adults.

According to Dr. Hans Mutumbo, a Sports Medicine doctor with the Institute for Electronic Health and Safety, "The hours of enjoyment these children experience from using their mobile devices and games is hardly worth the adult-type injuries they are inflicting upon themselves."

Dr. Mutumbo recommends that adults limit the time children spend with an electronic device to five minutes at a time for a total of not more than 30 minutes per day.

He also recommends that adults set a good example (and help prevent their own repetitive stress injuries) by limiting use of mobile devices to two hours per day in ten minute increments. Texts should be limited to 60-65 characters and no more than two texts per hour. If the hand starts to hurt while texting, Dr. Mutumbo suggests to stop and call that person instead. Don't resume texting until the ear begins to hurt or goes numb.

Ergonomic Times recommends the following exercises to help strengthen thumbs and fingers:

  • Tap thumb against each finger of the same hand. Repeat 5 times.
  • Grab thumb with other hand and give it a firm tug. Repeat 5 times or until the thumb feels like it's coming loose.
  • Make Pat-A-Cake like motions, alternating with the palm and back of the hand. It's very important that to keep accurate timing with the song.
  • Stretch a rubber band around both thumbs and try to break it. Wear safety glasses.
  • Shake interlocked hands over head and again at ankle level. Repeat each step 3 times. While doing this exercise, feel the benefits of a proactive approach to thumb and forefinger health.

If after a week of doing these exercises pain persists, try using an ice pack on the hand and wrist. Wrap the ice pack in a thin cloth or paper towel and use it for 10 minutes on, 10 minutes off. A bag of frozen peas works well as a substitute ice bag, if necessary.

Of course, please put the phone down while doing these exercises. It's a small price to pay for the security of knowing that the best has been done to protect the most valuable texting instrument!

Now, there is some good news on the texting horizon. A new kinesiology taping product can help prevent TWIT. It's called Text Tape™ and it was developed by the experts at Mueller Sports Medicine as a way to prevent foolish mobile phone injuries. Contact us for more information.

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2016 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Mueller Introduces FasciaDerm® PFTape™ System for Plantar Fasciitis
2. Providing Support: Mueller Sports Medicine Receives NFL Recognition
3. Mueller Sports Medicine Announces #NeedAHero Contest Winner
4. Mueller® Sports Medicine to Showcase 2016 Product Line at APTA’s CSM in Anaheim
5. One Big Pain in the Foot: Mueller® Sports Medicine’s PFTape™ Helps Manage Plantar Fasciitis - Now Available at Thousands of Retail Locations
6. World T.E.A.M. Sports Volunteer Helps Annual National Wreath Project Meet Goals
7. BPI Sports Prepares to Launch 1MR VORTEX™ Pre-Workout
8. Boca Raton Chiropractor Announces Expansion of Athletic-Focused Sports Chiropractic Treatment Services
9. Prodigy Sports Athletes – Competitive Figure Skaters Struggle With Recurrent Injuries
10. Do sports concussions really cause chronic traumatic encephalopathy?
11. Eight Grinches & Max-The-Dog Holiday Video from Sky High Sports Trampoline Park
Post Your Comments:
(Date:8/15/2018)... ... 15, 2018 , ... On July 30, more than 250 people attended Calvary ... Country Club in Westchester County. The event raised over $300,000 for Calvary programs and ... event included a performance by mentalist and comedian Eric Dittelman, a live auction, silent ...
(Date:8/14/2018)... ... August 14, 2018 , ... Smile Brands Inc. ... affiliated offices across 16 states, is pleased to announce its latest partnership with ... Brands will provide full-service administrative support to the practice, including; purchasing, payroll, accounting, ...
(Date:8/11/2018)... ... August 10, 2018 , ... ... Relief. , What is gout? This painful, persistent condition originates in the liver ... high levels of uric acid. Other contributing factors may be medication side effects, ...
(Date:8/9/2018)... ... 2018 , ... Thousands of US women with FDA-approved silicone ... from The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), The American Society for Aesthetic ... As an MRI is recommended by FDA after the first three years then ...
(Date:8/9/2018)... ... August 09, 2018 , ... ... as an Operating Partner and will have an exclusive relationship with the firm. ... the firm’s strategic planning, human capital sourcing, and deal origination, evaluation and diligence. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/2/2018)... ... August 02, 2018 , ... ... smile for custom crown lengthening treatment at his Eden Prairie, MN ... and an unsteady self-conscious. Using decades of experience, Dr. Sanchez is excited to ...
(Date:8/2/2018)... ... 2018 , ... Clay and Associates DDS, PLC is excited to welcome Dr. ... Dr. John Clay and Dr. Shaun O’Neill as an associate dentist to the practice. ... their patients' dental hygiene, encapsulates the core values of the professional dental team at ...
(Date:8/2/2018)... DUBLIN, Ohio (PRWEB) , ... ... ... , a single collaboration platform with customer relationship management (CRM), patient experience ... accreditation through the DirectTrust Accreditation Program for Health Information Service Providers (HISPs). ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: