Fears over the impact of mobile phone usage on children’s hands have been raised by a Preston health boss.
Councillor Dave Wilson, Preston Council’s lead member for health, has warned of the impact of continued repetitive movements.
He said: “I’m very, very worried about what’s happening to children’s fingers and thumbs when they use mobile phones all day.
“Typists get problems, there’s a prevalence of Repetitive Strain Injury in that field, so what’s it going to be like for these youngsters?”
Experts have echoed Coun Wilson’s fears, with some seeing two children a month with RSI from overuse of gadgets.
Many who operate games consoles and mobile phones can suffer inflammation which leads to pain in the upper arms and wrists.