Turns out there’s a genuine reason not to take selfies, aside from the fact from they’re super obnoxious of course.
Apparently taking too many selfies can result in a strange phenomena known as ‘selfie elbow’ which is a strange pain in your elbow.
The ‘condition’ was noted by Hoda Kotb, of NBC’s Today programme, who began to get a weird achy pain in her elbow and went to an orthopedist about the pain.
In an interview with ELLE, she said:
I went to the orthopedist and he said, ‘Are you playing tennis or ping-pong?’ And of course I’m not, so I told him I was taking selfies.
When you take the picture, your arm is up, bent in a weird way and you just click, click, click — think about how many you take: 20, 30, or 40. Selfie elbow, everyone has it!
Thankfully the condition isn’t too serious, but if you do suffer from it ice, stretching and anti-inflammatories can help deal with the symptoms.
So remember to stretch before snapping your next selfie your arm will thank you or it!
More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism.
Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.