Thumbs up and down

Walkinshaw, Erin
August 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/9/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 11, pE711
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the adverse affect of overreliance on small handheld devices on the health of young generation addicted of electronics and mobiles. A physiotherapist mentions that osteoarthritis and other potentially chronic joint conditions including BlackBerry thumb strain injury are common problems among youths. A study reveals that excessive use of hand-held devices causes pain beyond the thumb alone.


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