A member asked:

If i suffer from finger pain due to osteoarthritis would using a video game controller make my condition worse ?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Yes: When use your finger more, you apply more with more movement that lead to the arthritis increased.

Answered 2/17/2013


Dr. M Felix Freshwater answered

Specializes in Hand Surgery

It could: Osteoarthritis is like losing tread on a tire. If you drive, then its bad for the tire. You need to figure out which joint it is and how much pressure you place on that joint when playing.

Answered 10/24/2017



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