Whether your hands are getting sore now or not, the information here will ensure they don’t or at least minimize it and prevent injury(Gamers Thumb, Carpal Tunnel, etc.).
Some of us play a ton of NHL 17 and likely for many hours on end. Is it even possible to play just one game and turn your console off? I don’t think so… I’ve never tried though.
People tend to have much more of a “if it’s not broke don’t fix it” mentality; however, that saying would be better if it was “if it’s not broke then ensure preventative actions are in place so it stays that way” … yeah not so catchy.
Having had tricep tendinitis and currently
suffering battling through shoulder bursitis; it took me awhile to learn that lesson. I know what you’re thinking…
How friggen hard does this guy play Chel to get tricep tendinitis and shoulder bursitis!?!
First of all, I play a lot. Secondly, those injuries weren’t related to gaming, but that doesn’t change the fact that any soft tissue injury is a total B!#ch to deal with! Excuse my language, I try to keep this site G rated for the whole family to enjoy – you are never too young to go bardown. I expect some of you are probably reading these posts to your children for bedtime stories. Totally acceptable.
Okay, onto the important stuff. How can you avoid gaming injuries. Watch this video and do the exercises/stretches:
One of my main problems was that I was holding the controller too tightly, still sometimes do. If that sounds like you then try to be conscious of it and lighten up your grip – You will notice an improvement almost right away.
What other NHL 17 content creators are also providing off-ice/dryland training?!? Nobody!(unverified). We go the extra mile here at ChelTips.
I had some fun with this post but there is some seriousness in there. I really do recommend doing those exercises – especially if your hands are already getting sore as it is. They will likely save you a lot of pain and frustration in the future.
See ya all at physio!
PS. couple other helpful videos from Dr. Levi:
Hand, Wrist & Forearm Stretches for Gamers 2.0
*Thumb Pain: Treatment & Exercises (Double Gamers Thumb)
*In that second video he says limit your gaming to 2-3 hours/day… Ignore that, Dr. Pogge(not a doctor) says that is completely ludicrous and not an option – so the other exercises will have to do.
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