I use my iPhone all day. From the time I wake up to the time I go to sleep, I probably have my iPhone in my hand for at least 3-4 hours. That includes reading the news several times throughout the day, replying to urgent emails, Twittering, etc… I guess it’s worth noting that I rarely use my iPhone as a phone. I am not much of a phone guy.

For the last few months, I’ve noticed a slight pain in my right hand (the hand I use to hold my iPhone). It’s getting to the point where I had to buy a wrist brace, which helps a lot but doesn’t solve the problem.

This will sound a little intense to the casual iPhone user but I’m sure (I hope) some of you will have the same problem. If so, what are you doing about it?

  • Jason

    I am glad to hear someone having the same symptoms I have! It sucks. And it hurts.

  • Shannon

    I thought I was the only one! Hope there’s something besides a brace for it! Lol

  • Annie

    Sorry to hear of the situation!! You should do stretches regularly, wear the brace all
    night while you sleep, and take motrin when it is really bad.

  • iPhoNerd

    I have the usage pattern pretty similar to you. I have been using this phone for more than a year and have not came across a situation like yours. I should suggest you to see a doctor. It could be something else. Good luck!

  • Phoeb

    Actually there’s an app for that, so I don’t really worry about it.

  • Jacob

    lol @ Phoneb

  • Amanda

    I had the same problem with my iPhone and my computer…

  • Burfee

    The early signs that you all are experiencing is likely tendinitis which will usually develop into carpal tunnel.. I have CT from computer usage and the wrists splints stop working after a while. Cut down iPhone usage, wear a hand brace for a few weeks, buy an hand exercise/stretching ball, and take fish oil (buy a quality brand like Nordic naturals and not Costco junk – there is a huge difference in the effectiveness).. Hope this helped some people.. I’ve been following these steps and doing some physical therapy every few weeks if the pain gets bad.. Start doing this now to prevent it from getting worse. Strength training definity helps too. Peace

  • ChrisG

    Have not gotten there yet. What I do suffer from time to time are head aches due to the stress in trying to see the small type on the phone. Still working on a fix:)

  • Sebastien

    @Burfee Good advice. Thank you.

  • iPhone 3GS

    I’ve been an iPhone user since the first week it was released in 2007. I use mine all the time and never experienced any type of cramping or pains. One suggestion I would make is buying the Juice Pack Air. The reason I suggest this is because it adds some depth to the iPhone and IMHO makes it feel much more comfortable in my hand due to the extra thickness. It would even help with battery life too 😛

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  • Rn3sto

    happened to me while playing RealSoccer for 30 minutes or so!