Physical Therapy Management of Smartphone induced Neck Pain and DeQuervain’s Disease
The smartphone has no doubt been a tremendous technological advancement of the 21st century but has unfortunately brought with it a number of health problems that have recently been recognized. The culture of spending hours on the phone texting, gaming and even browsing the internet has resulted in ‘text neck’ and De Quervain’s disease. While it is understandably difficult to let go of these devices, in some cases symptoms can be severe enough to prevent patients from using the smartphone. Physical therapists are these days are more involved with patients who develop the symptoms and are able to offer safe and effective treatment.