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The Right Way to Use Your Phone So You Don't Wreck Your Body

SELF.com featured HSS physiatrist Ellen Casey, MD, in an article about how to prevent common phone-related musculoskeletal issues.

By overusing the thumb to text or scroll, Dr. Casey explained that the median nerve in the carpal tunnel can get pinched which leads to swelling.

Additionally, keeping an elbow bent while you are talking on the phone or texting could increase pressure on the ulnar nerve and compress it.

Read the full article at self.com.