Smart Pinky: smartphone users are increasingly experiencing finger deformity

Smart Pinky: smartphone users are increasingly experiencing finger deformity

Categories: Health and Medicine | Social Networks | Society | Technology

Take a good look at your fingers. Did you notice a bend on one of them? So, you are part of the group of those who have developed the "smart little finger" syndrome - a deformation associated with the constant use of a smartphone. Users of social networks began to notice the defect and share photos on their pages. Experts are seriously alarmed by the side effect of using smartphones, because over time it can turn into a serious problem.

Smart Pinky: smartphone users are increasingly experiencing finger deformity

We use a smartphone for various purposes: from posting photos on social networks to reading the news. Many of us spend most of our free time with a phone in our hand. Users of social networks began to notice an alarming side effect of the constant use of the phone - the deformation of the fingers.

Smart Pinky: smartphone users are increasingly experiencing finger deformity

Photos and videos of "smart little fingers" are increasingly appearing on the pages in Tiktok and Twitter. People demonstrate a bend on the finger, which arose due to frequent use of a smartphone. For most, the defect occurs on the little finger, since the user, as a rule, uses his thumb to scroll on the screen, holding the phone with his little finger.

Smart Pinky: smartphone users are increasingly experiencing finger deformity

Experts say that excessive smartphone use can affect muscle function, which leads to bending. While the cause of the side effect has not been officially confirmed by experts, but, as can be seen in the photos and videos, the problem exists. In addition, if you constantly hold the phone in your hand, it can harm the joints, especially in the thumb and wrist area.

Smart Pinky: smartphone users are increasingly experiencing finger deformity

People who spend a lot of time with a smartphone in their hand may develop chronic tendon stretching due to the constant repetition of the same finger movements. This can lead to muscle and nerve damage. As a result, there is pain, and the arm partially loses functionality.

Smart Pinky: smartphone users are increasingly experiencing finger deformity

To avoid an unpleasant effect, you need to periodically do special exercises — bend and unbend your fingers, pull them forward, squeeze and unclench your hand into a fist. Movements should be performed five times, repeating the complex five times a day. It is better to put the smartphone on the surface during use, rather than hold it in your hand.

Smart Pinky: smartphone users are increasingly experiencing finger deformity

But the best way to keep your fingers safe and sound is to arrange a digital detox. Giving up the use of gadgets for a while will help restore both physical and mental health.

Recent studies have confirmed that modern technologies, among other things, negatively affect the skin. Frequent presence at the screen causes bags under the eyes, age spots and other unpleasant consequences.

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