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Do kids who text a lot get finger problems?
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes...
Several years ago the term/condition blackberry thumb was added to the medical dictionary after many people developed arthritis/over use syndrome of their thumbs from using the blackberry device/smartphone which debuted in 1999.
Thumbs have less dexterity compare to other fingers and thus more like have problem with over use..So would children get this, sure--if long enough. I have seen some...

In brief: Yes...
Several years ago the term/condition blackberry thumb was added to the medical dictionary after many people developed arthritis/over use syndrome of their thumbs from using the blackberry device/smartphone which debuted in 1999.
Thumbs have less dexterity compare to other fingers and thus more like have problem with over use..So would children get this, sure--if long enough. I have seen some...
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