Ah, the selfie — America’s favorite pastime. As with most things, the art of selfie-taking has both its pros (we LOVE seeing celebs like Ashley Tisdale use it as a confidence-booster while going makeup-free) and cons (turns out, all those gratuitous duck face shots may actually mean you’re vain AF).

BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 29: Models take a selfie with their cell phone backstage ahead of the Guido Maria Kretschmer show during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin Spring/Summer 2017 at Erika Hess Eisstadion on June 29, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images for IMG)

There’s yet another con to add to the list now, and this one isn’t a matter of opinion. According to Hoda Kotb of TODAY’s Kathie Lee & Hoda, who recently visited the doc with complaints of an achy elbow, the culprit wasn’t tennis or ping-pong as her orthopedist had expected, but, you guessed it: good ‘ole selfies.

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 29: Hoda Kotb poses for a selfie with fans during NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Plaza on April 29, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)

“When you take the picture, your arm is up, bent in a weird way and you just click click click!” she explained on-air. “Think about how many you take: 20, 30 or 40. Selfie elbow, everybody has it!” she proclaimed.

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 27: Hoda Kotb (R) poses for a selfie with fans at NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Plaza on April 27, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)

Luckily, all hope is not lost. For starters, there’s the oh-so-helpful selfie stick (a Godsend, really), or even selfie shoes!

Then, there’s the practical recommended treatments of Ibuprofen, ice and stretching. You can also take care to switch your arm from time to time, as one doctor suggested to Cosmopolitan.

Hoda, for one, has let go of the wheel by letting others take her photos for her when her elbow isn’t feeling so hot (which, is that really even a selfie at all)?

The horror! *wink emoji*

(h/t Cosmopolitan, photos via Joern Pollex and Matthew Eisman/Getty)