Are you part of the digital chronic pain epidemic? Have you experienced text neck, cell phone elbow, texter’s thumb, iPad hand, selfie elbow – or the many symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? If you are, you are not alone. Millions of people are typing, swiping and tapping with their computers and mobile devices – stressing many muscles, nerves and tendons and leading to a range of repetitive stress problems. Of course, many others are experiencing the same symptoms from sports, work and other lifestyle activities.
At Julstro, we’ve been offering solutions to hand, wrist and arm pain that are natural, and, drug and surgery free. I wanted to offer you a few tips on how to avoid these common conditions, as well as how to treat them and prevent their return.
- Minimize your time on digital devices, to allow your muscles to rest. Also, if you need to type, try switching fingers to give your thumbs a rest.
- For iPad Hands – Stretch/Forearms: A good stretch is to put your hands together and drop your wrists down so your forearms are horizontal to the floor. Hold for 30 seconds and then shake out your wrists. (Pic in white book.) Tight fingers and wrist. iPad Hand. Underneath side.
3. A good stretch for the top of your forearms is to put the back of your hands together and bring them up so your arms are as close to horizontal to the floor as possible, keeping the back of your hands and fingers touching the entire time.
4. A good stretch for the top of your forearms is to put the back of your hands together and bring them up so your arms are as close to horizontal to the floor as possible, keeping the back of your hands and fingers touching the entire time.
5. Treating “Trigger finger”: This is the inability to move your finger up and down without it getting stuck. A spasm, also called a trigger point, is a tight, painful point in your muscle. As the spasm forms it shortens the muscle and causes a strain at the insertion point, which is at your fingers. To release the tension, locate the “hot spot” of pain and apply direct pressure, holding it for 60 seconds. Repeat several times.
If your condition does not respond quickly to stretching or pressure, may I suggest you try The Julstro Hand, Wrist and Arm System – our original self-treatment system with our tool, trigger point chart to target treatment, and simple, clear guides. This Julstro product helps people quickly relieve pain conditions resulting from digital device overuse as well as common pain conditions from repetitive activities, including sports, like golf and tennis.