Digital disabilities are painful and growing

digital_injuriesIt’s not just about the cancer risk. From The Washington Post comes this article which explores an ever-increasing list of physical ailments resulting from our increasing reliance on digital devices.

The author begins ”

As I type these words, there’s nerve-tingling in my ring finger. My neck is fatigued. My forearms ache. Just like everyone else, I spend too much time typing on a keyboard or tapping on a screen. Devices out, heads down, thumbs scrolling.

I should know better. As a writer who relies on tech, I’m in the vanguard of the Digital Age’s physical fallout, a canary in the cyber coal mine.

“Text neck”? Got it. “Cellphone elbow” or cubital tunnel syndrome? Yep. Tendinitis? Check. For well over a decade, there have been months when I couldn’t type an email. Or pick up a piece of paper, let alone my children.”

Read the entire article here.

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