A leading team of medical researchers have published their results into an increasing problem for e-reader users. Prof. Robert Lewis from University of London's Medical Trauma Unit, said, "We've had lots of reports of people coming into A&E units throughout the country complaining about loss of wrist movement. After intensive studies, we have narrowed this down to Kindle owners who hold their device at a set angle, between 35 and 55 degrees for over an hour at a time. We have found this causes significant trauma to the tendons, bones and ligaments around the wrist with catastophic results. For example, some readers have not been able to finish their 'Game of Thrones' editions due to the additonal weight of these blockbusters."
One sufferer, John Martin was treated for Kindle Wrist at his local hospital and now appears to be making good progress. However, he still has reservations about using e-readers. "There should be recommended reading time guidance to help avoid this condition or they should make the stands more affordable. Either way, I've learnt my lesson now and gone back to my library. At least the only danger there is tripping over someone's tartan shopping trolley."
A spokesmand for Kindle said, "We have acknowledged Kindle Wrist could be an issue in a few cases and recommend readers download our 'How To Avoid Kindle Wrist - For Dummies' guide to help them out."