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Is The New iPad Increasing The Risk Of Shoulder Injuries?

The new iPad, as the ones before it, is without a doubt seductive. The impressive features of the iPad line are now taken to the next level with the third generation Apple tablet and we can spend many hours enjoying our shiny new device. While doing so, we risk injuries, warns Dr Tony Kochhar.

Dr Tony Kochhar is a leading RSI and shoulder doctor who has more than 20 patients every week complaining about pains related to their tablet addiction.

As Apple's tablet is the market leader, the phenomenon got its name, "iPad Shoulder." 'Holding the tablet lower down means users have to gaze downwards more sharply. This is increasing the pressure on their joints', warns Dr. Kochhar.

In order to avoid such health problems, there is no need to throw your precious device into a corner. There is just the matter of handling the situation in a more responsible manner.

First and foremost, the user needs to have the right posture while working or playing on the new iPad. The ideal distance between eyes and the screen is 30 cm, for the users without any eye problems.

Also, from time to time, the user needs to move his or her eyes away from the screen. Regular breaks should be used to stretch the neck and shoulders.

Radu has been working as a freelance writer for more than five years and has been blogging around since 2004. He is interested in anything Apple as well as gaming and mobile applications.