E-sport Related Injuries

E-sport Related Injuries

Many top esports athletes or gamers practise hours daily, ranging from 12 to 15 hours a day. Esports can cause various injuries and pain like other physical sports, such as gamer’s thumb, lower back pain, and repetitive strain injuries (RSI). Most injuries and pain are on the upper part of the body, such as hands, wrists, arms, back, and neck. Esports athletes can quickly lose track of time gaming in an awkward sitting posture or performing repetitive and constant motions with their wrists, fingers and forearms, causing them to experience injuries after overusing specific muscles and joints.

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Symptoms & Causes of ​​E-sport Related Injuries

The symptoms of e-sport-related injuries are:

  • Gamer’s Thumb

  • Pain and/or swelling at the base of the thumb

  • Difficulty grasping or pinching

  • Pain when turning or flexing the wrist

  • Pain when making a fist

  • RSI

  • Pain that is worse during and after activity

  • Local swelling

  • Heat

  • Aching

  • Local joint stiffness

  • Pain that slowly lingers for longer and longer periods of time

  • Back Pain

​The causes of e-sport-related injuries are:

  • Repetitive stress that causes inflammation and irritation of the tendons and the sheath around them (Gamer's Thumb & Wrist RSI)

  • Lack of exercise

  • Incorrect posture

  • Sitting for too long / limitation of mobility

  • Weakened back musculature

  • Neck or shoulder pain

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Treatment for E-sport Related Injuries

Our Fizo Kare Physiotherapy Centre's physiotherapists will help you get back to gaming by treating and preventing injuries or pain in your body. Physiotherapy can even help to extend a player's career. We will customise a rehabilitation plan based on the injury or pain, including treatments, prevention measures, prescription of braces and supports.

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