What do gamers thumb, Blackberry thumbiPod finger, mouse arm disease, PlayStation thumb, and Rubik's wrist all have in common? Repetitive Strain Injury is an umbrella term used to describe the pain felt in muscles, nerves and tendons caused by repetitive movement and overuse. They often include:.
Though this ailment is often called "Playstation Thumb," the condition can affect anyone who uses a game with a d-pad controller. Another term for this condition is "Palmar hidradenitis," a skin disorder induced by console gaming. Painful lesions on the palms and fingers are the main features.
If you play video games and your hands start to hurt, you run the risk of suffering a repetitive stress injury that causes pain and even numbness in your hands. These symptoms are caused by swelling and compression along the carpal tunnel, a sheath for a nerve and some tendons that run from the palm to the shoulder. There are a variety of therapies and devices available that gamers have used to mitigate this pain.
Nintendo thumbalso known as gamer's gripNintendonitis and similar names, is a video game-related health problem classified as a form of repetitive strain injury RSI. The symptoms are the blisteringparaesthesia and swelling of the thumbsmainly through use of the D-padthough any finger can be affected. This can lead to stress on tendonsnerves and ligaments in the hands, and further onto lateral epicondylitis "tennis elbow"tendinitisbursitis and carpal tunnel syndrome CTS.
A thumb sprain happens when you injure the tissues in your thumb that connect the bones in a joint. These tissues, known as ligaments, keep your bones in place when the joint moves. In your thumb, several ligaments help you grab objects, pinch, and make a fist.
Security Windows. Tech News. Imagine that you can no longer grasp a can of soda without your wrist feeling like it wants to explode.
This is a split board - You can return to the Split List for other boards. Log In Sign Up. Keep me logged in on this device Forgot your username or password? Don't have an account?
De Quervain syndrome is inflammation of two tendons that control movement of the thumb and their tendon sheath. Risk factors include certain repetitive movements, pregnancytrauma, and rheumatic diseases. Treatment involves avoiding activities that bring on the symptoms, pain medications such as NSAIDsand splinting the thumb.