A 50 percent increase in pediatric orthopedic cases has been noted in hospital OPDs, with doctors attributing incorrect student postures during online classes. With persistent complaints of acute pain in the neck and back, an increase in multiple skeletal problems in children has been recorded.
According to a report published in Dainik Bhaskar, Orthopedic and Robotic Joint Replacement Surgeon and Director of NHS Hospital, Jalandhar, and Shubhang Agarwal have said that continuous long screen hours, sitting in incorrect posture and reduced physical health have also made children mentally unwell. , as it has also been seen that most children have gained weight and have less stamina.
dr. Surbhit Rastogi, pediatric orthopedic consultant at the Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, Delhi, said: “Children suffer from stiffness in the neck and back. One of the main reasons for this is that you stay in the room all day. screen, take some precautions, such as eating a calcium-rich diet, taking sunlight, taking short breaks every half hour. In addition, children should participate in daily indoor or outdoor activities, do stretching exercises, and sit in a chair with good back support .”
Stretching activity during online class
According to Dr. Rastogi, teachers should ensure that they spend at least five minutes doing fun stretching exercises during online class. Ideally, after sitting for 10 minutes, one should stand upright for a minute.
Meanwhile, Dr Vishal Gupta, Orthopedic Surgeon, Ujala Cygnus Rainbow Hospital, Agra, warned parents not to take the pain lightly: “When children complain of back pain, there is often a serious reason, be it an injury, infection or tumor Whatever the reason, he/she should be taken to a doctor immediately.
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