Carpal Tunnel Craziness

Adam "The Fly" LaMosca recently wrote Aches, Pains, Aging, and Gaming an excellent essay for Gamers with Jobs. It deals with the physical side effects of gaming, focusing on carpal tunnel in particular.

Here's a sample:

It gets me thinking. I'm only 32 years old but sometimes my body protests and complains in ways it never did before. The afflictions of the aged once seemed an impossibility, yet now, as my parents buy reading glasses and take longs walks instead of jogging, I realize that I'm just a single generation removed from those everyday ailments that rearrange peoples' lives. I consider such things as hyperopia and arthritis and the inevitable slowing of body and perhaps mind and I wonder, will I always play games?

The full article is worth a read and it really made me think. I've had carpal tunnel of some kind for around 8 years now and am hesistant to get the surgery so soon (I'm only 24); I tend to space out my computer time throughout the day to fight it. While I'm confident gaming is going to always be a part of my life, it did make me think about carpal tunnel a bit more than I usually do.

Aches, Pains, Aging, and Gaming

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