Permanent stretching, typing and swiping can cause pain in the thumb, or even lead to tendinitis, especially among those who use their phone for many hours during the day. This is because the latest generation of smartphones are getting bigger and bigger, making it increasingly difficult, for example, to start applications whose icons are on the opposite side of the screen. In short, holding and using a mobile phone in one hand is becoming more and more of a challenge.
Not only the handling of the device is becoming more of a challenge, it's also the amount time that people spend on their device that may lead to problems. Regardless of whether you’re typing or reading, it’s likely that your head is tilting forward, which may cause not only headaches and neck problems, but also lead to stress as an unpleasant side effect. And the perceived need of constantly having to be available is robbing us of time to relax.
We recommend the following tips as a way of relieving pain or preventing it altogether: