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    "Blackberry thumb" now medically recognized

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    "Blackberry thumb" is hardly a new development in the world of gadget-related injuries, as many of our readers can no doubt attest, but it looks like the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has finally caught on to our collective woes, recognizing the pesky problem as a bona-fide medical condition. The've also issues a set of recommendations to prevent it, including some reasonable stretching exercises, as well as some less-than-practical measures, like taking breaks from using your BlackBerry or PDA, writing shorter messages -- and, most sacrilegiously of all, using your fingers to type instead of your thumbs. We'll stick with our trusty BlackBerry Balm Hand Massage, thankyouverymuch. -- Read more [via engadgetmobile.com]

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    Re: "Blackberry thumb" now medically recognized

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    OMG! Anyone know of anyone on disability due to this affliction?

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    Re: "Blackberry thumb" now medically recognized

    no but i did kick some *** in thumb wrestling the other night

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    Re: "Blackberry thumb" now medically recognized

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~hahahahahahahaah

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    Re: "Blackberry thumb" now medically recognized

    Wonder if BlueShield will cover this?

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    Re: "Blackberry thumb" now medically recognized

    i'm sure the pearl's trackball is an injury waiting to happen as well

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    Re: "Blackberry thumb" now medically recognized

    Ever see Rattatouille? That one Chef who says "I killed a man using this finger." He's holding up his thumb. Now that's a BlackBerry Thumb for you! Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toddboy71 View Post
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    OMG! Anyone know of anyone on disability due to this affliction?
    I'm gonna apply for it and see if I can get it.

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    None on disability for it YET! There will come a day when it will be a covered event Ithink!
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    so if i jam my thumb on my trackball i can file a claim awesome.

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