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Date:6/15/2008

gnificant problem.

"Just use common sense. Be smart with your use -- shorten answers and just use the devices when you need to. And, if you feel discomfort, stop using it and get in to see a physician," he said.

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To learn more about preventing repetitive stress injuries to the hand, visit the Cleveland Clinic.



SOURCES: Charles Leinberry Jr., M.D., hand and wrist specialist, Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and assistant clinical professor, orthopedic surgery, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia; Kristen Crowe, registered occupational therapist and certified hand therapist, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Mich.; American Physical Therapy Association, news release


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