For ages children have been having fun playing various games, exploring things with their friends and living their life to the fullest. Breaking windows and shouting out loud have been like the best moments children have. But almost for the last, the noises in the alleys and the pictures of children playing and having fun has vanished.

The major factor for this is the evolution of technology and gadgets. Smartphone’s and Computers have taken a lot from the people as it has given. Children these days are totally into mobile phones. Long hours of texting and gaming have rendered them to become slaves of the technology ruining their life.

For ages children have been having fun playing various games, exploring things with their friends and living their life to the fullest. Breaking windows and shouting out loud have been like the best moments children have. But almost for the last, the noises in the alleys and the pictures of children playing and having fun has vanished.

The major factor for this is the evolution of technology and gadgets. Smartphone’s and Computers have taken a lot from the people as it has given. Children these days are totally into mobile phones. Long hours of texting and gaming have rendered them to become slaves of the technology ruining their life.

The physical activity of children has gone down which leads to weakening of bones and decrease in muscle development. This also leads to obesity and in many cases can lead to arthritis. Kids experience significant joint pain in their wrists and fingers. Doctors are starting to see growing numbers of young adults with arthritis pain as a result of the gaming and texting they did as kids 5 or 10 years earlier. The use of thumb for long hours of texting and gaming in children can lead to thumb carpometacarpal arthritis.

Dr. Shailendra Patil, Orthopedic Surgeon at Sterling Wockhardt Hospital, Vashi said, “Kids these days have lost the interest in outdoor activities and are limited to playing games and messaging only on mobile phone. Doing so at such young age is very harmful as it weakens the growth of the bone. The limited movement and not much physical activity decrease calcium deposition causing various arthritis-related problems. Parents especially should take great care of limiting their use of gadgets and telling them to go out and play to increase their physical movements.”

Limit texting to short messages, using good posture for any activity, instead of texting and gaming, walk around, stretch, and shake out wrists, avoiding tension in neck, shoulders and wrists and many such precautionary measures can help in avoiding the problems. Consulting a doctor in such cases can always prove to be helpful.