Getting on

By Lexxxiii - 17/06/2021 06:01

Today, I realized that every time I play video games, my wrist and elbows always end up hurting so badly from holding my controller/handheld games. I always have to apply bengay and wear braces. Arthritis is creeping up on me harshly, and I’m still young so this sucks. FML
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I've had carpal tunnel and arthritis from piano. if you have a pillow that you can pay your hands on with the controller, it takes the pressure off and causes no pain. I also recommend wearing braces at night because most irritation is exacerbated greatly by moving them into weird positions while sleeping. hope this helps!

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When I started playing console games more competitively and for longer, I noticed my hands would hurt too. After playing for a while, it didn't hurt anymore. Then I made the switch to PC gaming and my hands hurt... I took 2 weeks off Console gaming when my hands stopped hurting from playing on mouse and keyboard, then I go to play on the console and I can't hold the controller right in my hands and my hands start to hurt not even 30 minutes into my first match. (was subbing for a team I left for PC gaming & work. Literally didn't even warm up, so I went in cold. Glad we still won.) My bones have been really crappy since forever, and I know when I get old I'll have really bad arthritis, but taking breaks helps for sure. When I ran track, I totally noticed it. Playing volleyball too, my knees would be iffy. I could kick my legs and hear bones crack. Sometimes my knees hurt and I had to if I wanted them to not hurt. I totally never mentioned this to my doctor when I did my physicals for teams. I realized that if I don't tell them something is wrong, they won't find it unless it's obvious. Totally always passed and never got any restrictions and I always played through the pain, or the pain disappeared. I wasn't the smartest kid for doing that. There were some really big health scares that I hid because I didn't want to give up sports... like, I thought I had heart problems and never even told my mom about the chest pains because I didn't want to give up sports...It never happened during a game or event and I'm lucky it wasn't more serious. It kinda passed, but I think it was precordial catch syndrome. The symptoms seem the same. I'd literally fall to my knees and have to hold my breath because it hurt so much to take a breath... then I'dtake the shallowest breaths I could until I had to take a big one, yet there I was hiding it. Try not to put so much pressure on your elbows when you play handheld games. Your elbows shouldn't be hurting like that from playing.

I've had carpal tunnel and arthritis from piano. if you have a pillow that you can pay your hands on with the controller, it takes the pressure off and causes no pain. I also recommend wearing braces at night because most irritation is exacerbated greatly by moving them into weird positions while sleeping. hope this helps!

Use the bracers while you play. Find a more ergonomic controller. Monitor your food intake as some cause inflammation and others can decrease it. It sucks but there's ways to help.

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