Common eSport injuries are being seen in the wrist, neck and low back. These are all considered overuse injuries and typical of what one would experience while working any type of job and staying in one position for many hours at a time for an extended length of time.
Typical professional gamers will play a minimum of 10-12 hours per day. Often times with limited breaks during a playing session. Compound this amount of time by weeks, months and years of gaming and it begins to take its toll on the body. Pain of any sorts can cause issues with athletic performance.
Pain with gaming athletes can be crucial because the pain is likely in an area of the body that has to be used in order to play. Gamer wrist pain can severely limit the amount of hours a player can spend practicing and competing, which will result in a loss of not only a competition but can have a dire impact on the player’s or team’s financial winnings as well.