Writing is probably something you don’t think too much for yourself. You pick up a pen or pencil throughout the day at home or work. You write your notes and then you’re done. But, as a parent, helping your young children learn how to write may now be at forefront of your mind. It takes years of practice to learn how to write,
and what you may not realize is that part of this practice involves more than just the repetition of drawing the letters and numbers. It involves making sure the muscles are properly developed to support the repetitive practice.
What you want to be aware of is that kids of all ages are at risk for repetitive stress injury. Because of their underdeveloped muscles, it is easy for children to accumulate small injuries early that stay with them as they grow older and get more active. Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) occur when too much stress is placed on a part of the body, resulting in pain, swelling, muscle strain, or tissue damage. It’s the repetition that causes the injury, even text messaging, which is so prevalent today can cause a RSI!
An ergonomic pen, like the UGLee Pen, is a great way to avoid repetitive stress injury and help prevent future hand problems. Its ergonomic design keeps stress and strain off the tendons so that there will be no inflammation or swelling in that surrounding area.
The result is writing comfort with no pain and for the youngest of kids learning to write, this can help avoid frustration associated with gripping the pen too hard. For older children and teens, who are already active on the computer, texting on their cell phones and playing many sports, tension to their tendons can already be a problem. With my ergonomic pen, you can rest assured that when they sit down to write, the tension to their tendons will be minimized and provide them with relief from pain. And this relief of strain to the tendons can carry through to their other activities as well.