Smartphone Touchscreen Scrolling a Factor in the Rise of Mommy's Thumb – A Repetitive Motion Injury

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Have you ever heard of De Quervain’s Syndrome? I hadn’t either until I saw a local TV morning news program that mentioned it. It is a repetitive motion injury that is also called Mommy’s thumb. It is related to a combination of fluid changes in a woman’s body after delivering a child and repetitive motions associated with being a mother such as frequently lifting children.

Here’s the mobile tech angle to this story: One contributing factor to the rise of Mommy’s Thumb may be frequent scrolling on a smartphone touch screen with thumbs.

‘Mommy’s thumb’ is on the rise