November 26, 2011 9:03 AM Subscribe
I use my smartphone a lot and my hands/thumbs are getting sore. I know how to stave off pain from typing and hunching over my computer, but those techniques don't work for this. Can you recommend stretches or massage techniques?
posted by heatherann to Health & Fitness (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I have a Nexus One, so I do a lot of swiping and I use the little scrolly ball.
I try to switch hands fairly often, but this has just resulted in having two sore hands. The pain is mostly in the muscles at the base of my thumb. I'm starting to wonder if the way I hold my wrists when I'm using my phone is part of the problem, similar to the way slouching shoulders leads to forearm pain.
I know that I need to use my phone and computer less. My question is specifically about other techniques to prevent/heal whatever is happening to my hands: posture, stretches, massage, etc.