Wearing Down Our Opposable Digits

from the use-them-wisely dept

By now, it should be clear: repetitive stress on certain muscles will cause damage. I don’t think that’s surprising to anyone. However, doctors who apparently need a burst of publicity for their practices never fail to come up with creative ways to make people extra worried. The latest is yet another report about how constant text messaging can do damage to your thumbs. Of course, we had mentioned another story saying exactly the same thing last week. Makes you wonder, though, how this relates to a report from a few years ago saying that texters had much more capable thumbs, since they were so used to exercising them. Everything in moderation, I guess…

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