Modern Woman Health Woes, Solved
Your attachment to your cell phone and high heels is hurting your health. Here's what you can do to fix it
The Culprits: "RSI is one of the most common problems we see in the hand clinic," says occupational therapist Leslie Diamond, OTR, CHT, director of hand therapy at Shift PT in New York. That's because any motion you repeat over for an extended period of time without proper rest breaks (typing on your laptop, texting and responding to emails on your phone), can cause inflammation and pain. "When you combine repetition with awkward positioning, the probability of tendonitis and other overuse injury rises exponentially," Diamond says. Unfortunately for our fingers and wrists, all of our repetitive actions, from swiping screens to gripping a computer mouse all day, qualify as awkward positioning.
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