Osteopaths see an increase in gadget related strain injuries

According to the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM), experts at their London clinic have seen a huge increase in the number of patients seen for gadget related strain injuries post Christmas.

Though BCOM would not release the exact number of patients due to confidentiality issues, Osteopaths have reported an increase of 72 per cent in the number of people suffering from strain injuries due to continued use of their Wii or iPhone.

Experts have recommended that individuals warm up before using the Wii and have said that those suffering with strain injury should perform gentle stretching exercises before playing sports games.

However, the Wii is not the only gadget that can cause problems, with the iPhone causing neck ache and headaches in those who continually make phone calls, play games or use apps.
Experts have stressed that if an ache or pain is not eased by gentle stretching, individuals should seek advice from a GP or osteopath.

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