You may want to stretch your fingers after reading this story.
A woman in China recently learned a painful lesson when she suffered severe hand cramps after a week-long binge on her mobile phone.
After taking a week's break from work, the Changsha resident decided to spend her free time on her mobile device.
According to Pear Video, the phone never left her hand throughout the week. She only released it when she slept at night.
By the time her holiday ended, the woman started to experience severe cramps in her right hand and found that she could not move her fingers at all.
Her fingers were stuck in an awkward position after prolonged use of her mobile phone.
She rushed to the hospital for help and was diagnosed with tenosynovitis, an inflammation of the fluid-filled sheath surrounding a tendon. This was caused by the repetition of the same hand actions over several days.
Shanghaiist reported that she has since regained control of her fingers after receiving treatment. The woman was sent home with doctor's orders to give her hands a rest once in a while.
While such incidents are uncommon, they certainly are not rare. With the rise of smartphone addiction in recent years, there has been an increasing number of bizarre cases of injuries linked to the overuse of mobile devices.
Earlier this year, a woman in China suffered a stroke after she used her mobile phone continuously over 20 hours. Similarly, another Chinese woman went blind in one eye after playing a mobile phone game for an entire day.