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June 03, 2009

Cell phone elbow

'Cell Phone Elbow' On The Rise
Kink In Elbow Can Cause Nerve Damage

DENVER -- The age of sports injuries like tennis elbow, golf elbow and hyperextending the elbow is giving way to a new age of technology-related injuries.

Move over, Nintendo thumb, and make way for cell phone elbow.

The condition, which causes numbness and tingling in the fingers, is caused by the way someone holds a cell phone.

According to the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, the medical term for the condition is cubital tunnel syndrome. It was the subject of a recent study at the Cleveland Clinic.

Posted by joke du jour at June 3, 2009 08:31 PM

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