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Can you get tendonitis from playing video games?
Last Updated: 19th March, 2020
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Just so, do video games cause tendonitis?
If you play video games and your hands start tohurt, you run the risk of suffering a repetitive stress injury thatcauses pain and even numbness in your hands. These symptomsare caused by swelling and compression along the carpaltunnel, a sheath for a nerve and some tendons that run from thepalm to the shoulder.
why do my thumbs hurt when I play video games? Gamer's thumb is one nickname given to acondition called de Quervain's Tenosynovitis. Repetitive strain onyour thumb tendons leads to inflammation which leads topain and limited movement. Gaming is a common causeof repetitive strain on the thumb, so De Quervain'sTenosynovitis is often called “gamer'sthumb.”
Moreover, can you get carpal tunnel from playing video games?
Anything pressing on the median nerve can causeCTS. The tendons passing through the carpal tunnel canbecome swollen from doing the same movement over and over, liketyping on a computer or playing video games or a musicalinstrument for long periods of time.
What are the symptoms of tendonitis in your hand?
Symptoms of tendonitis in your finger
- pain that increases during movement.
- a lump or bump in or around the tendon.
- swollen fingers.
- cracking or snapping feeling when bending your finger.
- heat or warmth in the affected finger.