WATCH | A wrist and hand doctor explains the health risks that come with holding a smartphone the wrong way.Here’s a wakeup call for those of you poking your thumbs into your smartphones some thousands of times a day: You could be doing serious damage to your hands and wrists!
In traditional sports like football or soccer, injuries are a common and expected thing. In professional video games however, people who are not informed on the subject might not expect gamers to get injured. Staying fit in the real world is a still a key part of remaining a champion, even in eSports.
Northwell Health Physician Partners’ New York Hand and Wrist Center at Lenox Hill opened its new location at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital located at 210 East 64th Street.
Co-directors Daniel Polatsch, MD, and Steven Beldner, MD lead this world-class hand surgery center which offers expert treatment of hand, wrist and elbow fractures, tendon and ligament injuries, sports injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Over the past year, cell phone users have been sharing photos of some wonky pinky fingers. The pinkies are curved or at an angle from the rest of the fingers, and users claim that the shape of their hands has changed from over-using their smartphones. A headline from an article posted today on the Daily Mail screams, “People share shocking photos showing how their hands have been left deformed by the way they hold their gadget.” Others though, including some surgeons who specialize in hand surgery, aren’t quite as convinced.
Days after Pierre-Paul’s accident, Dr. Steven Beldner, co-director of New York Hand and Wrist Center at Lenox Hill Hospital, told New York’s WPIX that, “The index finger is one of the least important fingers, because if you lose your index finger you can immediately bypass it to your third or your fourth or your fifth finger.”