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How to avoid ‘smartphone pinkie’ and other pains from being glued to your phone

The Washington Post explains an increase of hand, wrist, elbow and neck problems that might be connected to an overuse of handheld technology according to experts including Michelle G. Carlson, MD, hand and upper extremity surgeon at HSS.

According to Dr. Carlson, “Resting your phone on your pinkie can strain the ligament that connects the finger to your hand. Where the pinkie contacts the phone can also become calloused and sore.”

She advised changing positions frequently. “Even if you’re talking on the phone with your elbow bent, switch to the other side … don’t try to power through it because that’s going to cause problems that will last way beyond your phone call,” she noted.

Read the full article at Washingtonpost.com.