Does your hand/thumb hurt from using the iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by HiFiGuy528, May 4, 2009.

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Are you feeling pain in your hand?

Poll closed Sep 1, 2009.
  1. Yeah, I feel some pain too

    12 vote(s)
    12.2%
  2. Nope, not yet

    84 vote(s)
    85.7%
  3. I really don't care cause I love my iPhone

    2 vote(s)
    2.0%
  1. macrumors 68000

    HiFiGuy528

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    #1
    I am starting to feel some pain in my right hand/wrist/thumb area. It's more painful when I am holding & using the iPhone to type or scroll. Anyone else here?
     
  2. macrumors 68040

    nickspohn

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    #2
    I do a lot of texting, and my thumbs do not hurt nor any finger does.

    You would have a trouble time with a law suit in this case. ;)


    It might also not be from your iPhone you know.
     
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    StingerT125

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    #3
    I voted, "Nope, note yet" even though that implies that I eventually will. If I haven't so far I don't think I will in the future. The choice should have just been "No"
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    #4
    i voted no, and never will... :)
     
  5. macrumors 6502

    Theaser

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    #5
    It hurts when I play Tap Tap.
     
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    NT1440

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    #6
    What is up with the nope, not yet option?:rolleyes:


    So have you guys learned to stop beating your wives yet?;)
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    #7
    I haven't experienced any thumb/finger pains for using my iPhone.
     
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    sammich

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    #8
    There was a time I played a lot of Wolf3D and woke up one morning thinking I had RSI in my thumb/hand joint. Seemed to hurt in the right area (tendon) so I took a break.
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    #9
    maybe you have iPhoneitus, I hear it's worse than the swine flu.
     
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    bruinsrme

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    #10
    in landscap mode I find it far more comfortable so if there is a program that allows landscape I purchase it.

    Again find it odd apple programmers cant do what people supporting jailbreak programs can
     
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    nickspohn

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    #11
    Carpelthumbel
     
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    ucfgrad93

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    #12
    No pain for me either, although I generally use my iPhone with both hands.
     
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    The Californian

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    #13
    You're doing it wrong.
     
  14. macrumors 65816

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    #14
    umm what kind of freaking skewed Poll is this

    where is the NO answer


    You must be using your iPhone wrong if your thumb hurts :confused:
     
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    maflynn

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    #15
    You should have a no answer, not just a "not yet" I've had my iPhone since december and I've not felt any pain in my hand/thumb. I use it for a fair amount of texting/email/surfing and the occasional game.

    I can tell you what did hurt, my old blackberry. Working that puppy started causing pain in my thumb. Its one of the older models where the thumb wheel was on the side of the unit, not in the center like many of the newer ones have.
     
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    Interstella5555

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    #16
    +1

    Also try cutting down on some of your "extracurricular" activities while using the phone, it may help.
     
  17. macrumors 6502

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    #17
    I voted "no", but I'll qualify it by saying that when I used the iPhone without a case, I couldn't hold it for long conversations without getting hand cramps. Some cases help alleviate that by providing more physical area to hold onto, but in turn can have "sharp" edges that cause minor finger irritation. I find that my Incase Slider solves both problems.
     
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    cWeems

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    #18
    def just a NO, they never will... if they hurt your hands then u might need to work out a little more.
     
  19. macrumors 6502

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    #19
    No doubt. Some of us, however, have physical limitations and can't work out. Does that mean we shouldn't own iPhones?
     
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    Interstella5555

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    #20
    If it's painful for you to use, then maybe not. I'm not trying to be snarky here, bu if there's a physical barrier to using a device, a better suited one should be chosen.
     
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    iceterminal

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    #21
    You know like they say? You'll go blind if you don't stop that!
     
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    t0mat0

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    #22
    Bad poll design.
    Just a plain no. No need to force others to seem to have some looming pain on the horizon...
     
  23. macrumors newbie

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    #23
    Yeah, I got it too. I feel it just after just holding it. When I do not use it a couple of days it wil go away and my wrist 'crack' a little bit.
    I also feel burning sensations òn my hands.

    I don't play much games or something so I don't think it is RSI.

    (also see http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1616916)
     
  24. Que
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    #24
    i got bored yesterday and jammed the corner of my iphone into my eye socket.

    i hope the new iphone has large corks on all four corners to avoid discomfort and pain next time i suffer from boredom.
     
  25. macrumors 601

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    #25
    If you constantly use your iPhone as a toy.. ie. play with it even when you don't need to send a text, email, make a call etc. then you probably have some form of repetitive strain injury :D

    But when I first got my old iPhone I used to play with it for hours on end and never felt any pain.
     

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