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I was 4 or 5 when I first played vidya.

PS1, PS2, PS3 then I finally got my own computer and I got into competitive-like FPSs.
After 4 or 5 years my right wrist started to hurt, but I thought in a couple of weeks it would have been over. The pain was so intense I completely stopped using it, fearing I would never be able to play again.

It was probably cause by the way I held the mouse. Docs told me the only thing I could to was give it time to rest.

It's been a year and a half now since I cut ties with the gaming world and every fucking day it hurts even more to see people enjoy the only precious thing I had.

What do I even do now?


Play games that require less mechanical skills? Less of chance of injuring yourself again.
You could also try resting your hand every hour, massaging it, stretching it, getting a comfy ergonomic mouse?


Learn to enjoy something that's not FPS or use a controller and give up on being competitive.


I appreciate your advise.
I have been stretching almost regularly for the past 6 months.
On the comfy mouse end I'm not entirely sure though, I'm afraid I'll get hurt again.


I just can't give up on the idea of not being able to play FPSs again. I still have some hope.

I have never been able to fully appreciate single player games, every game I played had some sort of competition going on.


john sarno mindbody prescription and the other books should do the trick. All the doctors and masseurs are completely fucking retarded psychopaths and only ever made things worse for me. The pain is real, the illness isn't. There's nothing wrong with your body unless you get aids, cancer, pneumonia and other heavy/real diseases. I thought I got this from playing competitive and low dpi with obsessive mouse speed, but it really has nothing to do with anything physical. It's all just made up for doctors to validate their paychecks. If you can't read, you can watch an interview with him on youtube, it should relieve most of it.


So what is it, RSI? Don't do any of that snake oil shit. Go see a physical therapy specialist and ask for exercise. Rest and stretching isn't enough.


This. While I don't like to promote self-improvement and stuff on wizchan, exercise may be your path to solving your problem. I've read that especially weight training has helped people with their RSI issues. I assume specifically training that strengthens your fingers, hands, forearms, etc.


I didn't mean to suggest it would be conventional exercise related to what improvement brahs might be doing for sport. Most of physical rehabilitation is specialized, stuff you wouldn't normally see at a gym or whatever. Think of it as therapy, not training.


I probably should do as you guys recommended. Thanks


There's more than 1 kind of mouse. Try a trackball. It uses your thumb instead of your wrist.


Get a vertical mouse for fps gaming



I've spread this info 8 years ago on 4chan to help some bros out. I cured my buttocks pain by learning about TMS. And yes, learning suffices, you don't need to do or buy anything.


Thanks for acknowledging my reply. It was upsetting to see others posting blatant brainwashing, having not the slightest idea what causes chronic pain. There are manga artists that have been drawing all day 7 days a week for 20 years non-stop and millions of korean starcraft players with the insane apm having no issues after 10k hours of play. It's really not anything genetic or medical


You can't use your left hand?


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try using a vertical mouse, it helped me with my wrist but i only had minor wrist problems.

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