Gamer's Thumb | definition of Gamer's Thumb by Medical dictionary
A postmodern repetitive stress injury related to excessive use of the thumb controls on a gamepad, which is characterised by the swelling of the thumb and tendiniits
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DE QUERVAIN TENOSYNOVITIS It is also known as Blackberry thumb or gamer's thumb
. Repeated use of the space bar on the keyboard and even using mouse give you ache in the thumb.
Examples include carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist tendonitis, golfer's elbow, tennis elbow and even "gamer's thumb
" (a swelling of the thumb caused by excessive video game playing).