How to prevent ‘smartphone fingers’ and hand injuries: Doctors explain, offer tips

Holding the hand in unnatural positions like the one-handed claw grip while using smartphones could potentially strain tendons and increase pressure on the nerves that run through the wrist. —

Overuse of smartphones and devices can invite a lot of trouble for your hand and fingers.

In the last decade, phones have evolved from your standard flip phone, to nearly mini computers in your hands. Doctors say that there has been a rise in overuse injuries and nerve-related symptoms as people spend a lot more time on their smartphones.

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