ST. LOUIS, MO(KTVI) - It used to be 50 years and older before most people first experienced the onset of arthritis. Well kids, the times they are-a-straining! Dr. Richard Lehman from the US Center for Sports Medicine warns us of the dangers of texting and gaming.
The doctor has patients who are as young as 15 who complain of joint soreness and eye pain. With the advent of texting and video games and excessive use of computers and typing you're wearing the joints out sooner. We've become a society that seems to constantly use our hands.
While gaming devices are a fun past time the repetitive motion we do while playing them can put too much stress on our hands. Most people can't just give up gaming and texting, but there are things we can do to avoid osteoarthritis joint pain or repetitive stress injury. All good things in moderation,' don't game for 8, 9, 10 hours straight a day!