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“There is only a finger’s difference between a wise man and a fool.”

                                                                                                           – Diogenes

As much as it pains, it is amusing to a similar degree how we have evolved into creative and sophisticated zombies πŸ˜› . Head bowed in deep slumber into devices of slavery and fingers overworked and ignored to an extent where the sensory nerves have already given up.

It is quite funny to observe people of all ages freaking out those innocent fingers into doing something almost insignificant most of the times. Nobody cares about their feelings or deep-rooted values to keep to themselves and not poke around… lol. Smart or ordinary, the phone has proved to be their biggest foe-man.

With all the advancement in technology the burden has increased manifolds for the fingers πŸ˜› . Feeling harassed by the touch, gesture, sense, feel and God knows what all inventions, their pain remains ignored. Almost 43% of smart device users have experienced thumb pain and other critical conditions like Cubital Tunnel Syndrome (text claw/cell phone elbow) and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Life is indeed about enjoyment but the balance has to be maintained. Finger cramping, aching muscles, numbness and tingling sensations are all indications of your cruelty with a body part most integral to our existence.

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I learnt it the hard way when I was diagnosed with tenosynovitis about two years ago and had to take steroid shots in my wrist vein so not to damage the nerves permanently.

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(Tenosynovitis – inflammation and swelling of a tendon, typically in the wrist, often caused by repetitive movements such as typing.) 

It would be convenient for me to go on and on with examples and explanations but I have no intentions to make this blog any boring and a drag. So I’ll gladly share a few pointers which can easily be accommodated in our lifestyles and will contribute significantly towards the aim.

  • Treat your fingers and devices with respect and let them rest too.
  • Stretch the fingers, wrists and forearms as often as you can.
  • Try and use full range of motion of your fingers and hand instead of restricted actions.
  • Time control while gaming and browsing through applications.
  • Enjoy your surroundings for a change.
  • Learn to interact (not virtually).
  • Shutdown for a while everyday and talk to yourself.
  • Intentionally stay away from your devices as much as you can.
  • Do not ignore any symptoms of trouble and seek professional advice.

To be or not to be

I will not debate it

Free like the flight of a bird

And every kind of shit

I have been there, seen it all

Fingers raised at every word

Complex yet simple is the solution of choice

Rest every argument is absurd!

“I think it’s a pretty good day if I can get through it without lifting a finger.”

                                                                                                        – Jane Kaczmarek

I would stop preaching now since I’ve got my fingers in a lot of pies and they are actually relishing it πŸ˜› .

Till then keep SMILING and LIVE some more while you can, for there’ll be plenty of time to drag on πŸ˜› !

Stay tuned for more interesting and thought-provoking posts.

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