I have seen plenty of people post themselves performing the dumbest stunts just for a little bit of internet fame over the years but this has got to take the cake.
All it took was one guy posting a how-to diagram on Twitter showing the method for a flood of people to then post pictures of their disabled thumbs.
It works, try it. pic.twitter.com/b2q3s57Tdd
— ♣️Pretzel Em Right♣️ (@zorinquin) January 3, 2017
Holding your thumb in this way and then bending your wrist in the opposite direction will cause your ligament to stretch and eventually snap, especially if you do it quickly. It’s such a simple way to injure yourself that many people put it to the test and learned the hard way that sometimes they should wait before experimenting themselves.
— izzy (@izzyvdb7) January 6, 2017
— Josh Alvarado (@JoshAlvarado92) January 6, 2017
I TORE MY THUMB LIGAMENT pic.twitter.com/ObKEtkOzqA
— patricia (@rumihansol) January 6, 2017
— Joseph ☄️ (@NXL_Gizmo) January 5, 2017
— Marc (@Marcstein0) January 6, 2017
A torn ligament in the hand takes almost 12 weeks to heal and 6 months to gain full control back. So pretty much these guys are out of luck if they did this to their dominant hand if they need it for work.