"iPad shoulder"

Discussion in 'iPad' started by lilo777, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. lilo777 macrumors 603

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    Be careful with your spanky new iPads.

    Dr. Tony Kochhar, who specialises in shoulder problems and repetitive strain injury (RSI), said that he is now seeing more than 20 patients a week with what is becoming known as “iPad shoulder.”

    “Holding the tablet lower down means users have to gaze downwards more sharply,” said Kochhar. “This is increasing the pressure on their joints.”


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  2. mcl macrumors regular

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    Honestly, if you're getting pains from holding an iPad, you have other issues. Namely, a severe lack of mobility. Take it as a warning sign from your body that you should be stretching and exercising more.
     
  3. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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    This must be similar to that horrible condition called "book shoulder" that I hear so much about.
     
  4. lilo777 thread starter macrumors 603

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    The underlying issue must be the same. iPad users might be in more danger because iPad is heavier than most books (at least those that people read not sitting at the desk) and some enthusiasts spend much more time using iPad than reading books.
     

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