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Texting Troubles, Anyone?
Don’t we know it? Too much texting, tweeting, and BBM-ing can strain your thumbs and shorten the tendons and muscles in your hands. Once reported only by businessmen glued to their PDAs, BlackBerry thumb and its cousin iPod finger are now as ubiquitous as Red Sox hats in New England. “Thumbs are made for gripping and stabilizing, not dexterity,” says Wilmarth. “When you’re using your thumbs to type, you’re essentially using your thumb the opposite way it was designed.”