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A 42-year-old member asked:

My hands shake when i get done playing a video game and they're stiff and sometimes hurt. why does this happen?

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Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Overuse?: Sounds like you may be playing too much, or you are gripping the controller too tightly. Both of these can contribute to your complaint. Try reducing your playing time by setting a timer and playing for 20-30 min. At a time. Have someone observe your hands while playing to see if your are gripping the controller too tightly. You can also try some ibuprofen..

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Last updated Jun 13, 2013

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