Cedars-Sinai Blog

Ask a Doc: What Is Texting Thumb?

texting, thumb pain, smartphone, De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, thumb pain
Is texting thumb a real thing?

Texting thumb may be more associated with smaller phones. The larger smartphones and tablets usually cause pain in the pinky fingers and the wrists.


What is texting thumb?
What’s happening to our precious pinky fingers?


And what’s happening to our wrists?


What are the treatments for these conditions?