April 27, 2012 11:47 AM | By Jason Buckland, MSN Tech & Gadgets
The tech world’s most pathetic ailments

What happens when you love your gadget too much?



From cell phone-caused elbow pain to touchscreen-induced blisters, here's a rundown of some of the most pathetic tech-related ailments doctors must groan over today (© iStock photo)
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The medical lexicon constantly changes, with updates and revisions happening every day, but not every addition to the health vernacular concerns life and death.

At the same time our embarrassing reliance on gadgets has ballooned, so too have the number of disorders and ailments that accompany our tech infatuation. "Text neck"? "BlackBerry thumb"? Could these actually be real afflictions? From cell phone-caused elbow pain to touchscreen-induced blisters, here's a rundown of some of the most pathetic tech-related ailments doctors must groan over today.

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