25th Aug 2020
Your Smartphone and your upper limb problems.
You may not realise but when you are using your smartphone for texting, emailing or surfing you tend to lean forwards into a position that can cause or aggravate Neck, Shoulder and Back problems. You will be straining your muscles in those areas to accommodate this “smartphone” position. In the U.S. they call this the Cell Phone “text neck” as so many students are suffering from constant smartphone use.
Did you know that the average weight of a head is 10 lbs (4.5 kgs) and that for every 1″ your lean it forwards the strain on your neck increases 10 fold.