Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Cell phone elbow

If your pinkie and ring fingers tingle or feel numb, you might not want to pick up that cell phone to call the doctor.

Too much cell phone use can lead to overextending nerves, causing what doctors call "cell phone elbow."

Orthopedic specialists are reporting cases of "cell phone elbow," in which patients damage an essential nerve in their arm by bending their elbows too tightly for too long.

See http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/06/02/cell.phone.elbow/index.html

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