Are you experiencing De Quervain syndrome (aka Text Thumb)?
Every day we do a ton of texting and typing leading to overuse of our thumbs and compromised positions of our wrists. As you know, everything we do is subject to the laws of cause and effect…
Our bodies are like dominos and issues at the thumb/wrist can travel up the chain through the elbow/shoulder/neck. Your nagging shoulder issues could be from texting your clients their workout program!
Stop Text Thumb!
Best Fix: The more challenging fix is going to be to spend less time on your phone–but based on statistics alone, that may be a pipe dream.
Simple Fix: make some circles with your thumbs while holding your arms/wrists in a variety of positions.
If you can’t resist texting all day, at least do these exercises once a day!
Have an awareness of ALL your habits and activities and understand that there is a cost/benefit to time spent in every action…
Think about the not-so-great positions, activities, or postures you spend a lot of time in throughout the day and see if there’s a way to either eliminate the problem or counteract it with a movement solution.
Adding a #5minuteflow with movements opposite to those positions (hip flexor stretch to counteract sitting all day) could eliminate the “normal” aches and pains of life we too often learn to live with.
Better every day,