Watch CBS News

Growing Number Of 'Selfie Wrist' Injuries Diagnosed, Doctor Says

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – When it comes to taking selfies, it's all in the wrist according to one doctor.

A San Francisco physician said he's seeing a rise in the injury known as "selfie wrist."

Dr. Levi Harrison explained that the condition is caused by hyper-flexing your wrist inwards to capture the perfect selfie angle.

New Years Eve Celebrated In New York's Times Square
A man takes a selfie with police as they congregate in the lead-up to New Year's eve celebrations in Times Square in New York City on December 31, 2016. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

Others medical professionals believe it's caused by holding devices for too long in one position without moving.

"Selfie wrist" can reportedly cause numbness and a tingling sensation that people feel in their fingers and wrists.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.