It’s pretty obvious at this point that you can convince anyone to do something if you put it on the internet. And sometimes, this can lead to people getting hurt.
A recent trend that originated on Twitter is potentially doing just that. It claims that, if you complete a very specific movement involving your thumb and your wrist, you can actually “break” a tendon. But there’s reason to believe that this trend might not be everything it’s cracked up to be…
After a tweet was posted with the below figure attached, people began trying this movement. Apparently, it breaks a tendon in your wrist.
Why would anyone want to do this, you ask? Who knows.
Evidently, it does this to your hand…
That’s pretty weird. And it looks painful!
However, there’s reason to believe these stories might not be true.
For starters, this is eerily similar to what it looks like when you’re double-jointed in your thumbs.
Not only that, but it’s likely that the picture that started it all comes from a medical textbook.
So what is the picture actually showing us? It’s actually a test to check for stenosing tenosynovitis, which is a type of tendonitis.
What does that mean? Well…
It simply means that this painful “trend” is likely just double-jointed folks looking to fool people.
Either way, it’s best not to try and hurt yourself—tendons aren’t meant to be broken! Also, don’t believe everything you read on the internet.