Doctor Seeing Rise In Patients With “Selfie Wrist”
SAN FRANCISCO DOCTOR THE LATEST TO REPORT A RISE IN A CONDITION KNOWN AS "SELFIE WRIST"
(CNN) – If you’re taking too many selfies for the sake of social media, you may want to cut back a little.
That’s because a San Francisco doctor says he’s seeing a rise in “selfie wrist.”
Yeah, that’s a thing apparently.
It’s the name given to the numbness and tingling sensation people can experience in their fingers and wrists, which sometimes develops into sharp pain.
Dr. Levi Harrison says “selfie wrist” is caused by hyper-flexing your wrist inwards to capture a perfect selfie angle.
During the summer, Kim Kardashian declared she wasn’t taking selfies anymore because of the condition.
But her doctor says selfie wrist is caused by holding devices for too long without moving.
In 2017, Irish doctors published a paper about selfie wrist.
They concluded that the culprit was something called ‘proprioception’ which means spatial awareness.
They said selfie-takers were concentrating too much on their phone rather than their surroundings.
Whatever the cause, one sure-fire solution is to lay off the selfies if your hands are starting to hurt.