5 exercises for thumb injuries due to texting

5 exercises for thumb injuries due to texting

Can you believe that there were over a half a trillion texts sent last year.  So it is no surprise that people are actually getting thumb injuries.    Here are some tips to help alleviate hand and thumb cramps.

  1. Tap each finger to your thumb five times on each hand.   You can sing a song while doing it so you can repeat it for 3 sets.
  2. Lengthening your thumb is very helpful.  Seriously, pull on it – gently of course.  But while pulling, give it a light wiggle.
  3. Massage your thumb web.  Don’t moan or anything, but give the muscles around your thumb a quick massage.
  4. Gently stretch your thumb back towards your forearm for 10 seconds.  This weird hand position is more intense if you straighten your arm out in front of you.
  5. If your thumb continues to cramp or lock up, you might just need to talk to people for a day and give your thumbs a rest.

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