RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - Doctors around the country have recently warned people that 'selfie wrist' is becoming more common.
Jackie Robles, a junior at Black Hills State University, says she takes around 50 selfies a day.
The picture-taking app, Snapchat, is one of the main culprits.
Jackie says she takes a lot of selfies while using the app. She snaps her friends throughout the day because she says it can be easier than texting.
Dr. Ray B. Jensen said, "I know they say it's from selfies but I think it's just from using your phone in general, I don't know if it's from the selfies but I think it's from all the time people spend texting and using there hands without stretching them out."
Although Jensen has never treated "selfie wrist" he suggests we try and limit phone use, not just for the oft-cited reason of mental health but because the technology is still so new, and doctors don't know how our wrists and hands will react to our excessive phone use in the future.
"Patients who are older and have carpal tunnel have been using a key board for years and cell phones and text messages haven't been out for that long," Jensen said.