Move over carpal tunnel syndrome, there's another ailment that's affecting the work place, and it's calledBlackBerry Thumb–"a stress-related injury due to over-use of any PDA or smartphone… the condition is caused by 'highly repetitive, forceful thumb movements with the thumbs held back from the palms.' The symptoms are pain in the thumb and region around the base of the thumb and hand. Treatment typically consists of resting or strapping the thumb, anti-inflammatory medicines, cortisone injections and, as a last resort, surgery."
Check it out...it is very interesting.
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