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January 20, 2004

How Gamers Can Save Their Hands

Here's a new twist on an old problem. Getting cramps while playing football. Intense play, not enough water, and it's a common problem among video gamers.

A muscle cramps, a joint freezes, and timeout is called. Tournament folks rush in with water and Gatorade and try to massage the muscle back to life.

Even in video game football, injury can be devastating.

As someone who works with my hands all day, the hardest massage to give is to someone's hands. It's a small area needing intense pressure--it makes my hands cramp. What do I do? Hydrate, stretch and do exercises that I've found in Save Your Hands! Injury Prevention for Massage Therapists by Lauriann Greene, Robert A. Greene

Posted by linda at January 20, 2004 6:24 PM

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