Because of the nature of gaming systems and computer use, gaming-related injuries are typically overuse injuries, like trigger finger, carpal tunnel syndrome, and tendinitis. These injuries can cause significant pain and eventually require surgery if left untreated. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to prevent gaming-related hand pain and injuries:
Here are some simple hand exercises that can help you avoid injuries. Be careful not to overextend when performing them.
If you’re experiencing hand, wrist, or forearm pain that is not improving, even after taking breaks and following these guidelines, you could have an overuse injury. Request an appointment online or call (860) 482-8539 to get solutions from our hand specialist at Litchfield Hills Orthopedic Associates.