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Gaming with hand/wrist strain or swelling

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It's not something that I have actually experienced but have heard from a few people who have passed through such pains and it's not something cool according to them. 

Personally, I'd stop playing once I feel any discomfort. 

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Just to piggyback on your good recommendations, I believe this applies to handhelds, especially smartphones, which imo have become the right size to stir up early arthritis and carpal tunnel issues. No one is asking for my advice but if they were I'd say to take breaks with your phone and maybe even seek out different ways to hold and use it instead of that same claw grip.

I do get my finger start to play up after hold the W key for hours. 

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18 hours ago, StaceyPowers said:

Does anyone here have issues with RSI, carpal tunnel, or anything else that makes your wrists/hands swell or hurt? What are your strategies for dealing with this and continuing to enjoy your games?

 

It something that might have happened to someone who's played for far longer than he's supposed to before such injuries can occur. 

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Sometimes I do much more clicks during work than gaming, so it happens that my wrist gets sore. To alleviate the issue I can switch the mouse to my left hand during work, so my right hand can be rested enough for gaming 😛

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10 minutes ago, m76 said:

Sometimes I do much more clicks during work than gaming, so it happens that my wrist gets sore. To alleviate the issue I can switch the mouse to my left hand during work, so my right hand can be rested enough for gaming 😛

My left hand is as useless as fuck when it comes to taking over the task carried out with my right hand. I can't swap both of them seriously. 

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On 9/22/2021 at 11:12 PM, Head_Hunter said:

Playing video games long, causes tired hands, strain in the fingers which causes stiffness of the hands. That's why break and exercise is needed at times to straighten up the hands and body. 

Yeah - the break and time isn't only good for your thumb and wrist but also for your general sanity and cooling of your brain. 

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1 minute ago, Justin11 said:

If I stay long pressing the pad of PS console it makes my hand to be weak, feeling the heat that's why I take some time off to rest my hands before starting again. 

I think that it gets to a time when you play too long, it gets to numb your fingers for over pressing these pad buttons. 

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18 minutes ago, Heatman said:

I think that it gets to a time when you play too long, it gets to numb your fingers for over pressing these pad buttons. 

I do fee the heat, and whenever I see myself in such kind of scenario I immediately take some rest to take a walk feel brand new then come back again to continue where I stopped, of I didn't go anywhere that day. 

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