eSports Gamers’ Wrist

eSports Gamers’ Wrist

eSports Gamers’ Wrist

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national flag football tournament 1510724660 2058742303 eSports Gamers’ WristBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

eSports are rising rapidly in participation, viewership, and money flow
Gamers are prone to overuse injuries of the upper extremity due to long hours of practice and extensive repetitions
Injury risk can be reduced with scheduled regular rest, and a regimen of strengthening and stretches

It’s hard for me to think of electronic gamers as athletes, and yet today’s Wall Street Journal video article titled “eSports and the Rise of the Digital Athlete” proclaims exactly that…

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