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Repetitive strain injury in mobile phone users

Text messaging is causing an increase incidence in repetitive strain injury (RSI) in people with mobile phones, and particularly children. RSI is due to recurrent overuse of limbs or digits, the thumb in the case of text messaging, which causes inflammation of the tendons resulting in pain that can become a chronic problem.

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About: Repetitive strain injury in mobile phone users

Date: 23 August 2005


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