Part 2 of 2 in a series about self-management of injuries vs management by a medical professional. In the last installment of this series, I went over techniques you can use to manage injuries on your own. You can find it here. In this article, I’ll go over when to seek medical attention from a … More Help! I Need Somebody (Not Just Anybody)
Part 1 of 2 in a series about self-management of injuries vs management by a medical professional. When it comes to injuries in gaming, there’s a lot of confusion as to how to prevent and manage issues in the short term. This is a by-no-means-comprehensive guide to when to use various interventions to address gaming-related … More Treat Yo Self: Choosing Treatments for Self-Management of Injuries
CLARIFICATION: This review is of an early proof of concept model of the SmashBox; the current iteration as proposed in the Kickstarter has incorporated feedback from players, from me, and from other medical professionals. There are several important disclaimers to make at the beginning of this review: I received an early proof of concept … More SmashBox Review
The bad news about gaming is this: the more time you spend at any activity that requires you to do the same movements repeatedly, especially small and precise movements, the more likely you are to get injured. It’s a simple numbers game.
The good news is that it doesn’t take much to make you less likely to get injured. Even better, it doesn’t cost much to make you less likely to get injured. While every individual will have slight variations in the setup that works best for them, there are five simple components you can adjust that generally promote better body positioning. … More Ergonomics for PC Gamers
When it comes to any video game, ergonomics–your setup, your posture, the support available to you–play an enormous role in preventing injury. For your standard PC gamers, an ergonomic setup is a little bit more clear: armrests at the same height as the keyboard/mouse, top of the monitor even with the eyeline, good back support on your chair, feet planted on the floor. For anyone using a controller, there may be different priorities. … More How to Save Your Hands, Your Back, and (Maybe) Your Stocks