Cellphone texting is an increasingly popular method for communicating, but it is also causing a growing number of injuries.

Carl Tricky, a massage therapist in Saint John, said he has a growing list of clients who have been injured by their phones.

“What we’re talking about is a repetitive strain injury and that strain is caused by overuse of the thumbs and people are seeing an impact on their quality of life,” he said.

“It interferes with their ability to do a lot of things because we use our hands a lot during the day.”

CBC News, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Jan. 3, 2012