How can I avoid pain in my hands from texting or scrolling?

How can I avoid pain in my hands from texting or scrolling?
Can texting and scrolling can cause pain in your fingers? Yes this is a common problem for those who do hours of typing or gaming or scrolling through social media or playing games on the phone. 
Just a few texts or typing or scrolls are not going to cause these issues but the hours and minutes can add up and gradually build up the stresses on your muscles, ligaments, tendons and other structures of the hand. This causes inflammation in your joints and tendons, leading to repetitive stress injuries such as trigger thumbcarpal tunnel syndrome, etc or to bigger issues such as arthritis. 
It is not possible to avoid texting and scrolling in todays world. So lets talk about four simple and easy to implement tips to help you avoid this pain without locking away your laptop and phone ......
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Ten tips to get the most effective use out of your tennis elbow brace

Ten tips to get the most effective use out of your tennis elbow brace
Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is a common condition that causes pain in the outer part of the elbow. One of the common treatment adjuncts for tennis elbow are braces that are worn on the painful area to support the weak forearm muscles. There is a huge variety of braces out there in the market but basically they all work by applying pressure to the forearm muscles and in turn supporting the area. This is very helpful in the acute phase with the forearm weakness and pain. However we need to know how to use the brace in the most efficient manner to get the maximum benefit out of it. 
 Here are ten tips to get the most effective use out of your brace ....
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Quick and easy desk exercises to avoid spinal (neck and back) pain

Quick and easy desk exercises to avoid spinal (neck and back) pain
Have you ever wondered what is the quickest and easiest way to avoid back pain? 
The answer is very simple and easy to implement …. movement! 
One of the top tips to avoid any kind of spinal pain, whether it is your neck, mid back or lower back pain is to move every 20 to 30 minutes. 
Watch this video for some of more quick and easy movements that you can perform at your desk to avoid spinal pain ....
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Exercises & tips to manage de Quervain's Tenosynovitis (thumb pain)

Exercises & tips to manage de Quervain's Tenosynovitis (thumb pain)
de Quervains tenosynovitis is a painful condition affecting the tendons of the thumb that leads to pain in the thumb and wrist. It is a repetitive strain injury (RSI) caused due to repetitive hand or wrist movement, though conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or a restrictive scar tissue on the thumb tendons after an injury or surgery can also contribute to this condition. 
Read further for 5 signs of this condition, along with exercises and precautions to help ....
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