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Bikewer

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#1 10 years ago

All these years of computer gaming, and no problem with repetitive-use maladies till now. I've got a bit of shoulder arthritis and rotator-cuff irritation, and lately playing for more than an hour or so really sets me off. I can surf without pain, 'cause I can concentrate on relaxing.

But in the heat of "combat", I just tense up. Not to mention the precision of the mouse movement required.... Muscles tense all the time.

Anybody have any similar problems or fixes? Right now, I'm trying to find a position for the mouse that will let me relax the arm as much as possible.




jumjum

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#2 10 years ago

Heh. yeah, I've had shoulder pain from gaming too. It's embarrassing to tell the doc, "I, uh, hurt it playing Halo." Maybe try lying and tell him it's Wii - at least it's a little physical.




Von Mudra

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#3 10 years ago

You gotta take breaks. I take maybe a half hour for ever 3 hours playing, and tend to play some bass to streach out my muscles, and get them into a different movement.




Lupin

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#4 10 years ago

Yeah.

My back's really messed up and when I play games like FH2 for too long it starts to feel like a couple crowbars are tearing it apart.

Also carpal tunnel, etc etc.




stylie

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#5 10 years ago

Consider a different chair or desk. A more laid back position, keyboard on your lap, mouse low...




[8th] Wise

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#6 10 years ago

Something recommended by arthritic societies for ergonomic comfort is what I recommend. That and frequent breaks.

With luck, in a few years controllers, keyboards, and mice will be usurped by mental sensors to control games. We'll see...




Wooly_Bully

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#7 10 years ago

Neural Impulse Actuator! :) The only time I've had shoulder problems as a result of gaming was during my IL2 phase. Too much fun with my joystick. I like to have a bottle of water next to me when I'm on the pc or xbox, keeps me from having fizzy stuff and forces me to get up and stretch my legs when I have to whizz.




jumjum

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#8 10 years ago
Wooly_Bully;4349174Neural Impulse Actuator!...... ....I like to have a bottle of water next to me when I'm on the pc or xbox, keeps me from having fizzy stuff and forces me to get up and stretch my legs when I have to whizz.

"Neural Impulse Actuator" FTW!

And I too use the H2O forced-break method.




Gen'l Knight

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#9 10 years ago
Bikewer;4348734All these years of computer gaming, and no problem with repetitive-use maladies till now. I've got a bit of shoulder arthritis and rotator-cuff irritation, and lately playing for more than an hour or so really sets me off. I can surf without pain, 'cause I can concentrate on relaxing. But in the heat of "combat", I just tense up. Not to mention the precision of the mouse movement required.... Muscles tense all the time. Anybody have any similar problems or fixes? Right now, I'm trying to find a position for the mouse that will let me relax the arm as much as possible.

oxycotinin :)