Tap, tap, whoosh. You just sent your 50th text of the day. The average American sends 94 texts per day or 33,834 text messages per year. Texting is considered a normal function of modern life, but is your habit causing tendonitis? Dr. Jack Alajajian and his staff will address all your concerns about this inflamed tendon injury at ChiroCareLA.com located in Glendale, CA.
What Is Tendonitis?
Tendonitis is the inflammation of a tendon. It is a condition that usually affects the wrist, elbows, ankles, fingers, or other parts of the body. Tendonitis occurs when a tendon is injured or overused, whether that’s during a sport or excessive texting.
How to Avoid Texting Injuries
Your Glendale, CA chiropractor recommends frequent breaks and typing slowly for users who text often. To reduce texting thumb or tendonitis in the thumb, Dr. Alajajian and his staff also suggest using a stylus or alternating between other fingers to text or swipe on your device. To address inflammation, we use many inflammation-reducing techniques like Frequency-specific microcurrent (FSM) and ice therapies to loosen the tendon.
FSM is a great way to promote healing for your tendonitis. At ChiroCareLA.com, your trusted chiropractor and staff will send a tiny electric current into the affected tendon injury, whether it’s the wrist or the fingers. Not only does this type of stimulation reduce inflammation, but it also releases endorphins which greatly relieve pain. After the inflammation is lessened, the next step is massage or stretching exercises to further boost healing.
Dr. Jack Alajajian and his staff operate ChiroCareLA.com at 815 E Colorado Suite 250, Glendale, CA, 91205. Call 818-246-3600.