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.
Because all of you parents want your child to succeed during this school year, you need to consider using the best pen for all of the note taking and schoolwork writing they’ll be doing. In fact, it’s essential.
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 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 an 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.
No matter what the age, an ergonomic pen is the right choice for any school age child (college too!) Ensure their love of learning with comfort writing.
Dr. James Lee received his BS in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University and his MD from Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Lee has done his share of writing throughout his academic and professional life. All of the writing required by medical school and physician training took its toll. After trying just about every pen and failing to find a truly comfortable one, after eight years, Dr. Lee created the UGLee Pen, ergonomic pen.