Overuse Injuries may Result from too Much Texting

by Rajshri on  November 12, 2009 at 8:55 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
 Overuse Injuries may Result from too Much Texting
If you enjoy sending out millions of text messages to your friends, then you are at a high risk of experiencing what are called overuse injuries. Most adults aged 18-21 are into texting and experts are worried that they will have to suffer injuries that are normally seen in adults who have worked on computers for years together.

Judith Gold, an assistant professor of Epidemiology at the College of Health Professions and Social Work, has revealed that in a new research it has emerged that college students experienced more pain in neck and shoulders if they indulged in texting too much.

"What we've seen so far is very similar to what we see with office workers who've spent most of their time at a computer," Gold said at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association. "The way the body is positioned for texting -- stationary shoulders and back with rapidly moving fingers -- is similar to the position for typing on a computer."

Gold also revealed that her team will be further assessing the physiological effects of text messaging in the coming days.

Source: Medindia

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