Now It's The iPod That Will Destroy Your Digits
from the have-I-been-listening-to-music-the-wrong-way? dept
What is it with doctors trying to jump on some new technology as a way to build up business? We’ve covered how doctors have been warning us about being “addicted” to just about every new technology, when it’s clear that they’re just looking to drum up some new business. However, as people begin to point out that just because you use something a lot, it doesn’t mean it’s an “addiction,” it looks like doctors are looking elsewhere. The latest craze, apparently, is to pick the popular device of choice, and warn about the impact of carpal tunnel syndrome. That’s how we ended up with story’s about texter’s thumb and PlayStation thumb. Apparently that wasn’t driving enough visits to the chiropractor, as we’re now being warned about “iPod Finger.” Of course, this might make you wonder, how exactly are people using their iPods? Unlike texting or using a PlayStation, listening to your portable music player really doesn’t involve that much button mashing. At least not the way I listen to music. Have I been doing something wrong?