Doctor warns about rising cases of 'selfie wrist'
Taking too many selfies could leave you with a painful nerve condition, a California doctor is warning.

The digital age’s latest hazard has been dubbed ‘selfie wrist’, a numbing and tingling sensation experienced in the wrist and fingers, reports Daily Mail.

Dr. Levi Harrison, an orthopaedic surgeon based in San Francisco said he is seeing a rise in patients with the condition, which he describes as a form of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Even Kim Kardashian revealed this September that her doctors had diagnosed her with ‘selfie wrist’.

Dr. Harrison says that as photo-editing technologies and apps become more accessible, the number of cases will increase, particularly among young women and teenage girls, who are the targets of these products.

"It’s a form of carpal tunnel," said Dr. Harrison. ‘What happens is the nerve becomes inflamed and angry.’

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve becomes pressed or squeezed, creating a burning, tingling or numbness.

The median nerve spans from the forearm to the palm of the hand – and runs through a narrow passage in the wrist known as the carpal tunnel.

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