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The button is damaged

The button is damaged

As they get smarter, mobile phones cause users to spend more and more time buttoning them. Those who exaggerate have problems with their fingers.

As they get smarter, mobile phones cause users to spend more and more time buttoning them. Those who exaggerate have problems with their fingers.
This is not new: those who do the same movements for a long time are at risk of serious health problems. This is the case for those who work on the tape or those who spend a lot of time in front of the computer. It has recently been discovered that those who push the cell phone a lot get to have problems with their fingers. Specifically, at the thumb - the most used in the case of mobile devices.
Those who get used to the "hard" mobile phone to send emails or SMS usually buy full-keyboard models, such as BlackBery, Treo or Sidekick.

The most popular are BlackBery devices, so the "big toe disease" was named "Blackery Thumb". Under this name are described all the disorders caused by the exaggerated use of keyboards of small devices, such as mobile phones.
"If you want to type the novel War and Peace on the keyboard of a mobile phone, then you will have a problem," says Alan Hedge, director of the ergonomics lab at Cornell American University, Ithaca.
Mobile game consoles are usually accompanied by a warning. Users are warned that they may have problems with their fingers if they spend too much time playing. The instructions for using the Nintendo DS console recommend users to take a break of 10-15 minutes after each hour of play. In case they feel pain in the hands, players are advised to take breaks for several hours.
Earlier this year, an American Association of Physicians issued a warning against excessive use of gadgets. The group recommended those who write emails on their cell phones to take frequent breaks and to support their arm as they write.
Source: National Journal