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repetitive strain injury (rsi) ? - February 7th 2010, 03:20 PM

i dont know but recently i have been playing alot more video games on the ps2, and after a little while my thumbs and hands begin to ache i often also get cramp in my thumbs after playing for a long time. it wears off after a little while, i know there is such a thing as repetitive strain injury as i once saw on tv a girl who was 9 got repetitive strain injury from texting to much, is this what is happening to me from playing to much games on the ps2 becasue some weekends i will sit there for like 3 hours just playing ps2 games.
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Re: repetitive strain injury (rsi) ? - February 7th 2010, 04:41 PM

It sounds like it to me, however I'm not a doctor and I can't be 100% sure. I think that you should limit the amount of time you play. Play for an hour and then take a break.
Remember that damage can be done might be permanant. You need your hands for tasks for the rest of your life.
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Re: repetitive strain injury (rsi) ? - February 7th 2010, 07:13 PM

yep it definitely sounds like it. some woman came into my old school to talk about rsi and how you should take breaks from using a mouse or computer games or whatever. just play your computer games a bit less, or at least take a few 10 minute breaks from it now and again. : )

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Re: repetitive strain injury (rsi) ? - February 7th 2010, 07:35 PM

It may well be that, but you should definitely get it check out by a doctor just be sure. Just remember to take regular breaks (recommended for more than just this) and exercise is also good, though not sure how you'd exercise a thumb D=

But yeah, definitely get it checked by a doctor.
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