ADDICTION: Woman Hospitalised After Excessive WhatsApp Chatting

Ogwu Sunday Michael

ADDICTION: Woman Hospitalised After Excessive WhatsApp Chatting

By Anita Sunday

A woman used the WhatsApp messaging service so much that she ended up in hospital for treatment. A report by Cellular, said the 37-year-old woman chatted so much on WhatsApp over the last Christmas holiday that she had to be treated for severe pain in the wrist. The woman, who is medical practitioner, was 27 weeks pregnant at the time and had no history of trauma and had not engaged in any excessive physical activity in the previous days. The source said on Christmas Day she spent an estimated six hours holding a modestly weighty mobile phone while sending vast quantities of messages. She was diagnosed with bilateral extensor pollicis longus tendinitis of the thumb, which they nicknamed “WhatsAppitis”. Cellular reports: The treatment consisted of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and complete abstinence from using the phone to send messages – although she ignored that rule on New Years…

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