Texting Can Be Bad For Your Thumbs: Study

by VR Sreeraman on  April 13, 2009 at 12:59 PM Lifestyle News
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 Texting Can Be Bad For Your Thumbs: Study
Communicating via text messages could take toll on your thumbs, according to a study.

For the study, Safura Karim interviewed 318 of the 320 South African teens at two city high schools who used mxit or similar text message forums on their cellphones.

Just over half of the group had at least one of the primary symptoms of repetitive strain injury: pain or tingling in their necks, hands or back.

The results showed that a total of 125 of the teens reported blisters on their fingers after engaging in messaging.

"The thumb is the least dextrous of all our fingers and is not suited to the repetitive movements required to type on a cellular phone keypad," 24.com quoted Karim as saying.

The study has been published in the latest issue of the SA Medical Journal.

Source: ANI
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ness23 Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Its the same as video games let us txt in peace I been txting for five years n I got no complaints

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