PHILADELPHIA - According to Jefferson University Hospital, a form of thumb tendonitis, referred to as "texting thumb," is showing up during more and more doctor's visits.
Dr. Eon Shin says the increasing diagnoses result from more people using cell phones and computers, affecting users' hands and wrists.
According to Dr. Shin, most people with texting thumb can treat it with simple rest or physical therapy. More serious conditions can require surgery.
As easy as it may be to treat texting thumb, Dr. Shin says giving electronic devices a break from time to time is the best option.