12/09/2009

Cell Phone Elbow?

Doctors report increasing number of cases of "cell phone elbow."

 

Increasing number of mobile phone users are complaining of shooting pains running down their hand, including the pinky and the ring finger after a prolonged talk on the mobile phone.

 

Doctors ascribe this pain to the cubital tunnel syndrome a condition caused by the pinching of the ulnar nerve due to prolonged bending of the elbow.

 

The only cure at present appears to be stretching and resting the elbow, a practice involving less mobile phone usage.

 

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