N. Sakthi Bharathi
Abstract: Whatsapp is a cross- platform instant messaging service for mobile devices that relies on the internet for the transmission of messages. This article highlights the health related issues of excessive use of whatsapp. De Quervain disease is also called as Whatsappitis or tenosynovitis of the first dorsal compartment of the wrist. It is a painful inflammation of tendon in wrist and lower thumb. It is caused by a direct blow to the thumb, gaming and over use of thumb and wrist. This can be prevented and treated by avoiding repeated motions and pinching moves with the fingers and thumb.
Keywords: De Quervain Disease, tenosynovitis, Finkelstein Test