Your Blackberry vs. Your Thumbs

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All Headlines News reports that, Orthopedists say they are seeing an increasing number of patients with a condition known as “overuse syndrome” or “BlackBerry thumb” – caused by increasing use of handheld devices. The American Society of Hand Therapists issued a consumer alert in January saying that handheld electronics are causing an increasing amount of carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis. With that warning, the society included directions on how to properly hold the devices, urging users to take breaks and, if possible, place pillows in their laps so their wrists are in a more upright position.

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