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People Are Trying This Trick That Will ‘Break’ A Tendon, And It’s Freaking Everyone Out

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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.

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Why would anyone want to do this, you ask? Who knows.

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Evidently, it does this to your hand…

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That’s pretty weird. And it looks painful!

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However, there’s reason to believe these stories might not be true.

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For starters, this is eerily similar to what it looks like when you’re double-jointed in your thumbs.

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Not only that, but it’s likely that the picture that started it all comes from a medical textbook.

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So what is the picture actually showing us? It’s actually a test to check for stenosing tenosynovitis, which is a type of tendonitis.

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What does that mean? Well…

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It simply means that this painful “trend” is likely just double-jointed folks looking to fool people.

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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.

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