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What do you do when you get an arm or wrist cramp?

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When gaming I often get cramps in my arm or wrist. This is problematic when gaming online. What can i do to stop this or help it?
asked 8 years ago in GeneralGeneral by anonymous  

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You should rub deep heat or Bengay on your sore bits. Just not your balls. Cause that burns.
answered 8 years ago by llamaz Mercenary (1,017 points)   1 1 5
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exercise your wrists, sounds lame, but it helps.

use a stress ball or one of those hand clamps with a spring.

 

other then that, make sure to take breaks often.
answered 8 years ago by shoricsmat Grandmaster (12,671 points)   6 11 46
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You might want to look into changing where you are gaming.  If your chair isn't even with your desk, it could possibly lead to long term effects or pain.  

Taking a few more breaks than usual and before it starts hurting could also prevent some of the cramping.
answered 8 years ago by snillor2004 Initiate (317 points)   2
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I force myself to take more breaks. Despite the fact that we spend much of our day with our wrists turned so our hands are horizontal, it's an unnatural position.

At the very least, get up and go do something else for 15minutes, or so, every couple of hours. You'll notice a huge decrease in cramps.

Also, have a Y chromosome since women are more prone to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
answered 8 years ago by mrtowel Prince (27,434 points)   8 18 41
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The best thing you can do is just take a break every so often.
answered 8 years ago by thor40000 Champion (7,055 points)   2 6 41
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Try to relax and sorta open your hand while playing, it works for me.
answered 8 years ago by giantenemycrab0 Adept (824 points)   1 4
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try to keep your arm relaxed when you're playing games and take frequent breaks, also try stretching before playing
answered 8 years ago by drakaenae King (41,339 points)   5 9 79
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You can avoid getting cramps by playing in a more comfortable position and stretching before and during long gaming sessions. THis helps relax your tendons and muscles so they won't stiffen up too much during play.
answered 8 years ago by Muthoe Journeyman (716 points)   7
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make sure your chair, table and equipment are comfortable.

If injury happens, see a doctor....
answered 8 years ago by xboxer King (32,462 points)   6 11 48

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