Got a fighting game repetitive stress injury


#1

I know this sounds ridiculous, my wife was wrapping presents and I spent several hours practicing hit confirm combos, now I’ve got huge swollen areas next to my thumb and shooting pain in my hands.

So bitter I have a week off and will have to take a break from gaming, but does anyone have experience with this? Is a break for a few days good enough? I’d hate to actually have to go to a doctors.


#2

Never heard of this but I’d be interested to know which hand, and if it was your left hand, how you grip the stick.


#3

Back when I played on pad I ran into this a lot. I have large hands and the location of the buttons and pad/stick caused trouble for me.
Once I switched to stick everything was fine.


#4

Did you take time off, or when you switched was it good?

What hurt the most was hitting lp with my thumb, kinda like pressing a spacebar.

Sucks during vacation I can’t play, hoping it’ll get better soon.


#5

The pain’s in your palm sort of between your index and your thumb?
That’s where I got it, so long as its not really bad, all you need is a little time off, like a week at most, and when you’re on stick you’re using different muscles, I really haven’t run into any issues with repetitive stress injury.


#6

I’ve never heard of this/had this before.


#7

I used to get NASTY blisters when playing on a Dpad, but thats about it. rest is the best option


#8

Joystick Claw and Pad callouses are a rite of passing.