Tips on How to Reduce Video Game Injuries
By Donna Stark
With long training sessions, brutal games, and injury after injury, everyone knows that the world of sports isn't always easy and pain-free. But what may come as a surprise is that the same thing can be said about those sports you play while sitting in front of a computer. Yes, that's right! It may be hard to believe, but those online video games can wreak havoc on your body too! But don't you worry! It's not time to quit your game just yet, at least not if you head on in to see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic first.
Computer Game Injuries
Surprise, surprise ... that pain you are starting to feel in your body isn't just a fluke. If you are an avid gamer who spends hours each day mastering different levels on the screen, it is very likely your pain is coming from that! Take a look at a few of the most common injuries caused by playing video games.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tennis elbow
- Back, neck, and shoulder pain
- Muscle strains and sprains
Reducing the Risk of Injury
Now that you are over your surprise about video game injuries, let's start talking about how to reduce the risk of them occurring in the first place. Here are some quick tips for you to take a look at.
- Practice good posture
- Invest in ergonomic tools and furniture
- Consider a standing desk
- Warm up properly (for those physical interactive games)
- Maintain good form
- Take plenty of breaks
- Get adjusted
Chiropractic Care to the Rescue
So, you are probably wondering how chiropractic care can help your video game pain, right? Well, even though you may not necessarily attach chiropractic care with video games, it's definitely something to consider if you are starting to feel some discomfort. That's because routine chiropractic care can help align your body, ease muscle tension, alleviate pain, encourage good posture, and decrease pressure on your nerves and joints. It can also speed the healing and recovery process if you are already nursing an injury.
Setting Yourself Up for Successful Play
Your best bet would be to start chiropractic care before you begin feeling any pain or discomfort, so come on in today and see how your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic can help! With more than 500 locations nationwide, hassle-free visits, and convenient hours throughout the week, setting yourself up for ultimate game playing has never been easier!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Columbia, S.C.