Medicon Medical Sciences


Volume 3 Issue 6

Nursing Implication for an Emerging Disease - Whatsappitis

Rinu David*

Published: December 02, 2022

DOI: 10.55162/MCMS.03.086

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WhatsAppitis, a condition caused by the excessive use of the popular instant messaging app, whatsappitis. It defines inflammation of the fluid-filled sheath that surrounds a tendon. Symptoms of tenosynovitis include pain, swelling and difficulty moving the particular joint where the inflammation occurs. Major clinical features are Pain at the radial side of the wrist, Spasms, Tenderness, occasional burning sensation in the hand, Swelling over the thumb side of the wrist, Difficulty gripping with the affected side of the hand, neck pain etc. Nursing fraternity must be made aware of the disease and nursing care that should be provided for the similar cases.

Keywords: whatsappitis