Navigation Links
Avoid "BlackBerry Thumb"

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has said that "Blackberry Thumb" should now be considered a part of workplace injuries. It is a repetitive-stress injury that// occurs due to the frequent use of the popular BlackBerry devices.

"The use of PDAs (personal digital assistants) is no longer limited to the eight hours spent in the workplace," said Margot Miller, president of the APTA's Occupational Health Special Interest Group. "More and more, people are depending on these devices to stay in touch with friends and family before and after the work day and on the weekends, as well as having access to work when they leave the office; that is where the heart of the problem lies."

Many people who used the device were middle-aged and this injury often aggravated their arthritis. "Because the keyboard of the PDA is so small, and because the thumb, which is the least dexterous part of the hand, is overtaxed (for faster typing), the risk of injury just skyrockets," Miller added.

The APTA says that taking breaks between using the device, keeping messages short, avoiding thumb-typing and using a support for the wrist may overcome these problems.
RAS
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Avoid sudden death by quick cooling
2. Avoid stress to have strong babies
3. Avoid travel to Toronto - WHO
4. Risky Drugs To Be Avoided In The Elderly
5. Avoiding Drugs During Pregnancy
6. Avoid Coffee Before Undergoing PET/ CT scans
7. Top Ten Super Food Items That Can Help In Avoiding Cancer
8. Top Ten Super Food Items That Can Help In Avoiding Cancer
9. Smokers Avoid Dental Care More Than Others
10. Combination Therapy To Avoid Prostate Cancer Recurrence
11. Another Feather In The Garlic Cap: Helpful In Avoiding Breast Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... and Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center for ... Agreement (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian history of the United ... the creation of published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers and his wife, Millie, ... spent thirty years in the Navy. Following his career as a naval aviator ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) , ... October 12, ... ... and Dr. Cheng, are now treating sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus ... sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder characterized by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The company has developed a suite of ... authorities worldwide. From Children’s to Adults 50+, every formula has been developed by ... , These products are also: Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Vegan, Soy Free, Non-Dairy*, Preservative ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... The American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) ... FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. AMIA’s ... Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field of medical informatics, this prestigious award ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2017)... 2017   Divoti USA will engrave and ... standard of the latest FDA requirements, which stipulates new criteria regarding ... in need of Medical ID jewelry such as Medical ID Bracelets, ... engraved in terms of the new FDA requirements . ... Divoti offers this dark mark fiber ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... 11, 2017  Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. ("Hill-Rom") (NYSE: HRC), ... in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico , ... Following a ... sustained minor structural damage, temporary loss of power and ... been completed, manufacturing operations have resumed, and the company ...
(Date:10/4/2017)...  South Korean-based healthcare product Development Company I.M. Lab ... Kickstarter. The device will educate the user about ,proper, ... efficiency compared to the dated and pricey CPR training ... of the compression for a more informed CPR training. ... raise $5,000. cprCUBE ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: