The rise of Selfie-induced injury is getting out of hand
I am certain you have heard of golfer’s 🏌 elbow or tennis 🎾 elbow? These are common injuries seen in a typical Physiotherapy clinic setting.
Now with the rise in non-stop connectivity 📱 and the need to constantly curate our lives comes an influx of new terms to describe overuse injuries that come along for the ride too.
and now … ‘Selfie-elbow’ 💪🏽
DID YOU KNOW?
we spend over 4 hours a day on our phone! 😱
The crux of this, really, is to recognize that when a part of your body hurts, you should stop doing whatever it is that’s making it hurt. If your thumb starts shaking or hurting when you put it in a certain position, give it a rest from that position for a while. If your elbow hurts when you’re taking a selfie, switch arms, adjust your position or maybe just let that selfie slide…
Have a stretch, walk outside, read a book or play some golf or tennis instead!
Your body will thank you 🙏🏼