iPhone pains?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by friekunater, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. friekunater macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2008

    I got my iPod touch almost seven months ago in November and I am very pleased with it. However, recently, I've been using it quite a bit as I'm home alone since school is out. I usually use it holding it in both hands but using only my right thumb to touch the screen.

    If I use it for a while at a time, my whole right arm starts to hurt. if I bend my fingers back, my wrist hurts. I cannot fully extend my arm. my thumb aches if I contort it certain ways.

    I'm young and healthy, and this is the only reason that I can think of why this is happening. It is not excruciating pain or anything like that, but it's noticeable. Also, I am 14 years old but I am a pianist at a college equivelant level, so I can't risk my hands like this.

    Any help?
  2. extraextra macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2006
  3. angel1286 macrumors member

    Dec 30, 2007
    Brooklyn, NY
  4. friekunater thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2008
    that's exactly what I was afraid of... webMD, here I come!
  5. friekunater thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2008
    so I looked at the symptoms of carpal tunnel on WebMD and it sounds like exactly what I'm feeling... I'm scared... it does say that exercising you're fingers helps and I do play piano... and it really would make sense considering I would move my thumb in a constant repetitive motion and my wrist would be bent...
    guess I'll have to stay off my iPod for a while (yeah right) or maybe try to use my index fingers (maybe...) and keep ice on it.

    this sucks... frickin 14 yrs old startin to get carpal tunnel syndrome... Apple -lawsuit pending lol
    oh well, it's worth every penny!

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