Can Talking On A Cell Phone Be Hazardous To Your Health?

Non-stop talking on your cell phone not only leaves you with a hefty bill, it could damage the nerves in your elbow!

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic offer guidance on "cell phone elbow" in a new journal report. They say a nerve in the elbow is squeezed when a person holds the phone to their ear while bending their elbow more than 90 degrees. This can cause tingling in the middle and ring fingers, and sharp pain in the elbow.

Carpal tunnel is still the most common nerve compression syndrome, but experts say "cell phone elbow" is a close second. It can be easily treated by switching hands while talking, or using a hands-free device.

Cell phone elbow is also called cubital tunnel syndrome, some patients have needed surgery to repair the side effects.


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