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3 Injuries from Excessive Smartphone Usage

Text Claw

The injury “text claw” is a name to explain a repetitive strain injury. You feel this injury when your fingers start cramping and feel pain. This injury derives from using your hands frequently so it’s not specifically directed towards smartphones, but smartphone users are susceptible to this injury.

Smartphone Pinky

“Smartphone Pinky” is mainly a result of holding large smartphones. When you have a large phone, your pinky needs to support it’s backside to keep the phone upright. Holding your pinky in that position for a long period of time can cause your pinky to become deformed or dented. This injury might be an indication of a separate condition called Dupuytren’s contracture. Dupuytren’s contracture is when specific tissues start to tighten up in the hand.

Cell Phone Elbow

“Cell Phone Elbow” is also known as cubital tunnel syndrome. It’s basically a nerve compression syndrome that affects your elbow and forearm. With “Cell Phone Elbow” you feel tingling, numbness, or pain in that general area.

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