Whatsapp..hottest craze and necessity in today’s scenario. If we talk about youngsters their friends and group chatting and if we talk work then discussions on projects makes you involve in typing on mobile through your thumb resulting in pain in and around thumb.
The causative factor for Whatsapp syndrome is repetitive use of thumb musculature leading overuse strain. The muscles of thumb like flexor pollicis, Opponens pollicis and abductor pollicis gets repeated action leading to formation of trigger points.
Overuse syndrome can give rise to degeneration in the bones and joints.
Osteoarthritis in chronic cases can be caused.
How to avoid –
Pain in the thumb can be avoided by intermittent rest period.
Stretching the thumb musculature.
How Physiotherapy can help –
Muscle strain caused by repeated action of typing can be resolved by many advanced therapeutic techniques in physiotherapy like Dry needling, myofascial release and laser therapy.
Stretching of the musculature and taping the structures helps to resolve the problem sooner.