Smartphone thumb: Ways to avoid and ease strain from frequent texting


Hours of typing on your phone can cause serious strain on your thumbs, which aren’t meant for constant tapping and swiping. Try standing up, swipe-typing and voice messages instead. — dpa

BERLIN: Whether you’re writing text messages, emails or notes on your smartphone, your thumbs are always busy.

But spend too much time typing on a touchscreen and eventually you’ll start to notice a pain in your hand. After all, our thumbs are not really made for hours of tapping and swiping on a smartphone display.

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