Woman Loses Ability To Move Her Fingers After Overusing Phone

I'll happily admit to being slightly addicted to my phone, clocking up a worrying amount of 'screen time' every day, but it's fair to say that my phone use pales in comparison to this woman from China who was left unable to move her fingers after a week of 'constantly' using her smartphone.

I think if it ever gets to the point that you need medical intervention then it's probably time to lash your smartphone and invest in a Nokia 3310. I don't remember anyone ever complaining of this problem through playing too much Snake, do you?

Credit: AsiaWire
Credit: AsiaWire

Anyway, our friend here was reportedly off work for a week and spent the majority of the time dicking about on her phone and only put it down when she was going to sleep.

Unsurprisingly given the circumstances, she began suffering 'severe' pain in her right hand and realised she was unable to move her fingers.

She took a trip to A&E where a she was examined by a doctor who told her she had tenosynovitis, an inflammation of the fluid-filled sheath which surrounds a tendon. Lovely.

Thankfully, for the woman, she was able to undergo treatment and is now able to move her fingers again.

Her doctor has warned her to take regular breaks from her smartphone.

After the story was shared by local media, one commentator was quick to ask the ever important question: "Was she able to go to the toilet only using one hand?" Was she? We many never know.

However, this woman's cautionary tale is nothing compared to the horrific incident that happened to a man back in February due to overuse of his phone while on the toilet.

The unnamed man from southeast China was rushed into hospital after his rectum fell out of his body after spending half an hour sat on the lav playing with his phone.

His.

Rectum.

Fell.

Out.

Just let that sink in.

According to reports at the time, he was taken to hospital after feeling a 'ball-shaped object' protruding from his anus. He was whisked into theatre and surgeons quickly operated to remove it.


Dr Su Dan, who works in gastro-intestinal surgery at The Sixth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University where the man was treated said the man was diagnosed with a rectal prolapse, which happens when the lining of the rectum slides out of place and ends up outside the body. Delightful.

Dr Su said: "The patient had rectal prolapse since he was four years old, the bulge was able to retract. But he did not treat the condition and the situation has got worse."

Thanks to the quick work by medics, the man reportedly made a full recovery.

Featured Image Credit: AsiaWire

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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