Steam Group Helps Players Prevent Carpal Tunnel

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PC games can confer all sorts of positive benefits: improved spatial reasoning, a sense of community, the best video games (don’t @ me), etc. They can also destroy your damn wrists.

Carpal Tunnel Prevention is a handy Steam group dedicated to keeping your precious digits in working order. They send out regular alerts reminding people to get up and stretch, and they provide resources to help people identify carpal tunnel and repetitive strain injury. They also offer exercises you can do to prevent those issues.

Given that carpal tunnel and related issues can cut your gaming days woefully short, it’s important to make sure you’re taking care of yourself. Hands and wrists are fragile! They are also vindictive. Be kind to them, or they might try to choke you in the night.


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Semi-related, sorry, I have to ask because talks about carpal tunnel syndrome always spikes my curiosity.

Anyone ever used or uses any of these, do they help, and have you ever used them for gaming specifically (it can also be other models because I know there is a truckload of them in the market)?