Doctors say repeated texting could lead to arthritis symptoms in thumb
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - If you feel pain when texting this could be a sign of a serious problem.
Doctors are calling it "smartphone thumb," when your thumb starts to hurt from the repetitive movements of texting.
Experts say the tendon that bends and flexes the thumb becomes inflamed.
They say too much texting could possibly lead to arthritis.
To prevent problems, doctors recommend mixing up your texting habits by using your forefinger to text or use your voice to send a message.
Researchers are still studying "smartphone thumb" but say osteoarthritis in the thumb is more common in women than men.