Social media users are suggesting that they have a physical condition called 'smartphone pinky'.



A host of people on platforms such as Twitter and TikTok have complained about their fingers being left 'deformed' after using their phones too much.

Pharmacist Pareena Patel says there is no clinical evidence that the condition exists, but suggests it could come as a result of the repetitive strain from holding the device.

She told The Sun newspaper: "Smartphone pinky is a social phenomenon thought to be caused by frequent smartphone use. This is where users have reported a dent on their pinky finger from holding their smartphone too much.

"While there is no clinical evidence yet to suggest that smartphones can damage our pinkies specifically, nor is this an official medical condition or term, there are reasons to believe excessive phone use can impact our muscular function and may damage our joints particularly in the thumb and wrist area."