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Markieh #1 Posted 16 July 2015 - 09:42 AM

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Heey!

 

I played WoT yesterday for about 10 hours in total, now my hand is asleep since yesterday night!

how do pro gamers not get ths? how do i get rid of this?

 

 



KptStrzyga #2 Posted 16 July 2015 - 10:00 AM

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belkov #3 Posted 16 July 2015 - 10:01 AM

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Their hands are trained because of years and years of "working out" while watching pr0n :P

airbornefilip #4 Posted 16 July 2015 - 10:19 AM

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If you are a pro, you usually already adjusted table/chair/monitor/mouse/whatever/everything to suit you the best and to avoid injury. Hell, everyone should pay attention to adjustments to avoid problems. This, plus body get used to it more and more so it hurts less over time. Though you can have problems later if you ignore the pain. It's a sign something is not right, no reason to avoid useful warning.

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game and fap more, every day, that will help

Ulfhedinn_ #6 Posted 16 July 2015 - 01:37 PM

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You need a wrist rest. You can buy a gel filled pad designed to go under your wrist, you can even buy a gel filled doughnut to go round your wrist to allow freer movement than you'd get with a pad. I just took an old foam backed mouse mat, ripped the mouse surface off to leave just the foam, cut it into 3 long strips, cut the middle out of one (so I had 2 long strips and 2 short ones), then stacked them and glued them with copydex (with two short strips in the middle with a gap in between to form a dip when the top strip is glued on). I'm hyperactive so I play incessantly, with that wrist rest I never ever get RSI.

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CroustibatFR #7 Posted 22 July 2015 - 03:06 PM

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View PostMarkieh, on 16 July 2015 - 09:42 AM, said:

Heey!

 

I played WoT yesterday for about 10 hours in total, now my hand is asleep since yesterday night!

how do pro gamers not get ths? how do i get rid of this?

 

 

 

I guess one of the reason there are no old progamer is this.

 

Unfortunately, when the parts of the human body get damaged (can't name them, sorry), you can't "get rid of it". The pain comes from the damage to bones, muscles, tendons (is that the word in english). You need to let it heal by NOT playing. If it comes back on a regular basis, go to  a doctor.

 

You can get it working for longer period of time by using good ergonomics, adjusted seat, armrests, backrest, desk and screen also adjusted to your height, and FINALLY a keyboard, mouse & mouse pad that fit your anatomy. That is what i get at work as i spend most of the time in front of a computer (although i had to stack some shelf parts on my desk to bring it to the ideal height, and my screen sits on a couple of printing paper packs to raise it correctly).

 

But once the damage is done, it is done, and it can only get worse. Meds can ease off the pain but can't repair your wrist. If you spend 10h/day on a computer, you NEED that kind of stuff.



Woody1999 #8 Posted 23 July 2015 - 12:26 AM

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Wrist wrests for the mouse hand have been scientifically proven to cause more damage than simply using the arch of your wrist to keep it off the ground.

 

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  1. Don't use a Wrist Rest - research has shown that using a wrist rest doubles the pressure inside the carpal tunnel, because the floor of the tunnel is a more flexible ligament that transmits external pressure changes directly into the carpal tunnel (the roof of the tunnel is bone so the pressure doesn't get transmitted on through the hand). Indeed, one test for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), know as Tinel's sign, simply involves tapping on the palmar surface of the wrist, which is enough to cause tingling and numbness in someone developing CTS.

 

Source: http://ergo.human.cornell.edu/cumousetips.html

 

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Lol_N00b #9 Posted 23 July 2015 - 08:06 AM

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View PostCroustibatFR, on 22 July 2015 - 04:06 PM, said:

I guess one of the reason there are no old progamer is this.

 

Define old. Several coders in my work have already retired at the age of 63-65.

 

There are old programmers. They just usually don't come into contact with younger ones because they are required to keep all the old code up and running, whereas the newbies get to play with neat new languages.



CroustibatFR #10 Posted 23 July 2015 - 09:03 AM

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View PostLol_N00b, on 23 July 2015 - 08:06 AM, said:

 

Define old. Several coders in my work have already retired at the age of 63-65.

 

There are old programmers. They just usually don't come into contact with younger ones because they are required to keep all the old code up and running, whereas the newbies get to play with neat new languages.

 

That is great. But what does it has to do with my post ?

 

 

 



Lol_N00b #11 Posted 23 July 2015 - 09:12 AM

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View PostCroustibatFR, on 23 July 2015 - 10:03 AM, said:

That is great. But what does it has to do with my post ?

 

Well, you claimed that there are no old programmers, or at least that's how I understood it. The part of your post I didn't quote deducted that to be a reason of poor ergonomics and that programmers get physically unfit to do their work because of that.

CroustibatFR #12 Posted 23 July 2015 - 10:44 AM

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View PostLol_N00b, on 23 July 2015 - 09:12 AM, said:

 

Well, you claimed that there are no old programmers, or at least that's how I understood it. The part of your post I didn't quote deducted that to be a reason of poor ergonomics and that programmers get physically unfit to do their work because of that.

 

Nope. Although they too have that kind of problems when not following ergonomics rules. You should not have added those letters :D



Lol_N00b #13 Posted 23 July 2015 - 12:15 PM

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View PostCroustibatFR, on 23 July 2015 - 11:44 AM, said:

Nope. Although they too have that kind of problems when not following ergonomics rules. You should not have added those letters :D

 

I admit I misread, thanks for pointing that out. Progamer is definitely a different thing from programmer.

 

Anyway I don't see them very much different. I'm not convinced that progaming is more damaging to the body than programming, the positions and movement aren't that different. Maybe the reason for the nonexistence of old progamers is that progaming is a new phenomenon so there are no veterans. And as in any sport, it's something that young rule, because they are physically more able. But the detoriation comes with aging anyway, not only because of poor ergonomics.


Edited by Lol_N00b, 23 July 2015 - 12:15 PM.


daddlar #14 Posted 25 July 2015 - 08:25 PM

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I think I'm not totally off by saying most cases of RSI or similar conditions is due to being overall too stationary or performing monotonous tasks too often. If you don't have any such injuries yet you must get up, move, stretch, flex, do dishes, take a walk every 10-15 minutes minimum to prevent it.

Xino9922 #15 Posted 29 July 2015 - 01:39 PM

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View Postbelkov, on 16 July 2015 - 10:01 AM, said:

Their hands are trained because of years and years of "working out" while watching pr0n :P

 

That ^^

 

Still, I used to play Guild Wars 2 tournaments and Blade and Soul tournaments on the CH server. Could spend around 6-8 hours a day playing either games...

I still play tournaments occasionally. Nowhere near the shape I used to be in, but I can still kick some arse. Especially when getting the old team from the glory days of the Ruins of Surmia GW2 server (back in the day when we were ranked as one of the top 10 EU servers)  :justwait:

 

Hmm, still not doing too badly...

http://mos.millenium...rvers/history/7

 


Edited by Xino9922, 29 July 2015 - 01:41 PM.





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