Saturday, March 15, 2008

iPhone Usage in the Cold Gives Risk of Finger-Related Injury

Although not iPhone specific, the many, many different controlling gestures you use on your iPhone could cause an injury called ‘RSI’, some medical experts say.

RSI, or repetitive strain injury (Wiki) is caused by hitting things with the tips of your fingers, while they’re cold. This causes blood to stop flowing so much and can cause damage to the entire arm if used under these conditions a little too much.

Tim Hutchful of the British Chiropractic Association says that, “People who use gadgets like the iPhone for hours in cold conditions are more prone to strain injuries as they are exercising less flexible tissue.”


Apple declined to comment on this, but this is still just one of those every-day medical worries. It’s not recommended to keep cold hands and use an iPhone, but it’s human nature to simply keep warm in the cold, isn’t it?


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