Is “Selfie Elbow” Really A NEW Medical Condition? (Or Just Tennis Elbow In Disguise?)
If your arm or elbow is starting to hurt from taking too many selfies, you may have the latest trendy Tech Injury, many are starting to call “Selfie Elbow.”
(Selfie Elbow is pain in the elbow caused by holding ones arm fully extended and putting one’s wrist in an awkward position to snap pictures of oneself over and over – AKA taking “selfie” pics.)
This video still applies, however, whether the pain you’re starting to feel is in your elbow, wrist or fingers – And whether it’s related to typing, texting OR selfie taking using your computer, tablet OR smartphone.
Because it appears that Selfie Elbow is just another, newer form of Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow.
(Lateral Epicondylitis or Medial Epicondylitis, or better yet, Epicondylosis or Epicondylopathy)
The same principles apply to this “new” Overuse Injury as with other Repetitive Strain Injuries.
The story that sparked a viral media buzz storm on this topic this summer was broken by Elle on June 30th, 2016.
“Selfie Elbow” Is a Real Medical Thing Now
It focused on Hoda Kotb, (a journalist and co-anchor of NBC’s Today Show) who was complaining of elbow pain to her Doctor, (and perhaps on the show) who asked her if she was playing a lot of tennis or ping pong.
She said that she didn’t play those games but had been taking a lot of selfie pics!
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Selfie Elbow 101: What Is It And How Do You Treat It?
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