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How to reduce wrist tiring?
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After switching to a significantly lower sens (3.2 to 2.6), I can hit much more shots and do better at pretty much everything.

At least in the first 30 minutes. I find my wrist/lower arm starting to hurt pretty quickly, and after a while it will physically hurt too much to play more.

What can I do to alleviate this? Is there some kind of excercise or trick? I don't really want to give up the benefits in performance from lowering my sens if I don't have to

After switching to a significantly lower sens (3.2 to 2.6), I can hit much more shots and do better at pretty much everything.

At least in the first 30 minutes. I find my wrist/lower arm starting to hurt pretty quickly, and after a while it will physically hurt too much to play more.

What can I do to alleviate this? Is there some kind of excercise or trick? I don't really want to give up the benefits in performance from lowering my sens if I don't have to
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#2
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Lower your sense until you are mostly using your elbow for large movements.

Lower your sense until you are mostly using your elbow for large movements.
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#3
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The pain is how you know the sens is working. Keep lowering it.

The pain is how you know the sens is working. Keep lowering it.
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#4
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ScrewBLower your sense until you are mostly using your elbow for large movements.

I already do that, but smaller movements I do with my wrist, which is causing the issues

[quote=ScrewB]Lower your sense until you are mostly using your elbow for large movements.[/quote]

I already do that, but smaller movements I do with my wrist, which is causing the issues
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#5
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do you stretch for every 2 hours of gaming and do pregame warmup stretches?

i also recommend at least drenching it in hot water or at least wearing a compression sleeve/brace while gaming

do you stretch for every 2 hours of gaming and do pregame warmup stretches?

i also recommend at least drenching it in hot water or at least wearing a compression sleeve/brace while gaming
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#6
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i hope you're posting this after a month and not the same day.

i hope you're posting this after a month and not the same day.
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#7
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Saltysally1i hope you're posting this after a month and not the same day.

about 3 weeks now, actually only started hurting about a week ago

[quote=Saltysally1]i hope you're posting this after a month and not the same day.[/quote]
about 3 weeks now, actually only started hurting about a week ago
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1jayydo you stretch for every 2 hours of gaming and do pregame warmup stretches?

What kind of stretches would you recommend?

[quote=1jayy]do you stretch for every 2 hours of gaming and do pregame warmup stretches? [/quote]

What kind of stretches would you recommend?
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#9
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1jayyi also recommend at least drenching it in hot water or at least wearing a compression sleeve/brace while gaming

this is super helpful, wearing a hoodie or something can help u with mouse movements a lot

[quote=1jayy]
i also recommend at least drenching it in hot water or at least wearing a compression sleeve/brace while gaming[/quote]

this is super helpful, wearing a hoodie or something can help u with mouse movements a lot
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#10
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Mouse placement on your mousepad is important, for me when I started getting wrist pain I moved my forearm onto my mousepad, releasing pressure on my wrist. Make sure that your chair and table height are set at the correct height also.

Mouse placement on your mousepad is important, for me when I started getting wrist pain I moved my forearm onto my mousepad, releasing pressure on my wrist. Make sure that your chair and table height are set at the correct height also.
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Lemmy421jayydo you stretch for every 2 hours of gaming and do pregame warmup stretches?
What kind of stretches would you recommend?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiRC80FJbHU

the ones around the 3 to 5 minute mark are the most important stretches imo. also you should do circles with your wrist (slowly, and not too hard. you're not looking for a strong feeling when stretching, you want to relax and loosen your muscles).

i recommend strengthening the forearm using this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLjtSyuE11I

#10 is correct. when you only rest your wrist on the mousepad and not include the forearm, you put a lot of pressure on your wrist which usually fatigues and causes pain to the forearm too

when browsing the internet and not gaming, the same goes for typing but letting your wrist hover on the mouse/keyboard is important too.

when typing using your keyboard you should be trying to move your entire arm instead of just your wrists. this wears out the wrist a lot faster than you think

i recommend not gaming for at least 3 days (or at least keep it to an hour of light gaming) for now and solely focus on stretching. dont go to strengthening until you feel like the pain is alleviating and getting less and less with each day

[quote=Lemmy42][quote=1jayy]do you stretch for every 2 hours of gaming and do pregame warmup stretches? [/quote]

What kind of stretches would you recommend?[/quote]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiRC80FJbHU

the ones around the 3 to 5 minute mark are the most important stretches imo. also you should do circles with your wrist (slowly, and not too hard. you're not looking for a strong feeling when stretching, you want to relax and loosen your muscles).

i recommend strengthening the forearm using this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLjtSyuE11I

#10 is correct. when you only rest your wrist on the mousepad and not include the forearm, you put a lot of pressure on your wrist which usually fatigues and causes pain to the forearm too

when browsing the internet and not gaming, the same goes for typing but letting your wrist hover on the mouse/keyboard is important too.

when typing using your keyboard you should be trying to move your entire arm instead of just your wrists. this wears out the wrist a lot faster than you think

i recommend not gaming for at least 3 days (or at least keep it to an hour of light gaming) for now and solely focus on stretching. dont go to strengthening until you feel like the pain is alleviating and getting less and less with each day
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I find that if I try to use my arm, it puts less strain on my wrist. Try to spend some time aiming with your arm, it may help you, and put less strain on your wrist.

I find that if I try to use my arm, it puts less strain on my wrist. Try to spend some time aiming with your arm, it may help you, and put less strain on your wrist.
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#13
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If body hurt stop playing that simple

If body hurt stop playing that simple
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#14
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forearm and wrist exercises. farmer carries, pull up hangs, wrist curls.

forearm and wrist exercises. farmer carries, pull up hangs, wrist curls.
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#15
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if you're using a low sense aim with your arm not your wrist you caveman

if you're using a low sense aim with your arm not your wrist you caveman
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#16
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youre probably getting pain because you're trying to hard to aim with your wrist which is cause you tense up unnaturally. Since you've been playing a pretty high sense, you're most likely used to aiming with your wrist alone, but at a higher sense thats not possible so you need to start pivoting your entire arm at your elbow, but since you're not used to this you could be tensing your arm a lot. You should go into a pub and focus on making sure that your arm is completely relaxed instead of hitting shots. Tensing muscles is a sign of poor technique (kinda weird to say for video games, but in more technical things like playing an instrument its very apparent), so you're probably just not used to aiming with your arm yet.

stretches are good too, but they wont solve the root problem which could lead to bigger injuries down the road

youre probably getting pain because you're trying to hard to aim with your wrist which is cause you tense up unnaturally. Since you've been playing a pretty high sense, you're most likely used to aiming with your wrist alone, but at a higher sense thats not possible so you need to start pivoting your entire arm at your elbow, but since you're not used to this you could be tensing your arm a lot. You should go into a pub and focus on making sure that your arm is completely relaxed instead of hitting shots. Tensing muscles is a sign of poor technique (kinda weird to say for video games, but in more technical things like playing an instrument its very apparent), so you're probably just not used to aiming with your arm yet.

stretches are good too, but they wont solve the root problem which could lead to bigger injuries down the road
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#17
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maybe get in shape? if playing video games causes you literal physical pain i think its time to hit the gym bro

maybe get in shape? if playing video games causes you literal physical pain i think its time to hit the gym bro
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#18
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^ ye hit the gym, plus ur body should adapt. My first day playing in a minute, my fingers were hurting like a bitch from clicking the keyboard too hard but now I don't even feel the keyboard

I treat pain in gaming the same way as calloused hands that you get from lifting or construction working etc

^ ye hit the gym, plus ur body should adapt. My first day playing in a minute, my fingers were hurting like a bitch from clicking the keyboard too hard but now I don't even feel the keyboard

I treat pain in gaming the same way as calloused hands that you get from lifting or construction working etc
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#19
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after bhopping for a long time if i do it for more than 2 hours i get really bad shoulder pain

the real answer is up your sensitivity until it doesnt hurt anymore and if it hurts after a long time then take a break

after bhopping for a long time if i do it for more than 2 hours i get really bad shoulder pain

the real answer is up your sensitivity until it doesnt hurt anymore and if it hurts after a long time then take a break
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#20
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increase your sens high enough that you can aim with your fingers without moving your wrists

increase your sens high enough that you can aim with your fingers without moving your wrists
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#21
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stop masturbating

stop masturbating
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#22
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eat anti inflammatory foods and get ~8 hours of sleep every night to help your wrist heal

if its muscle soreness certain foods have been shown to shorten muscle recovery time and baseline soreness

tart cherry concentrate
pineapple
ginger

I aim exclusively with my wrist at around 30-40cm/360 depending on game and have never had any pain or irritation nor have I ever stretched. I believe eating these foods has a big impact.

make sure your setup/posture isn't fucked

eat [url=https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/13-anti-inflammatory-foods]anti inflammatory foods[/url] and get ~8 hours of sleep every night to help your wrist heal

if its muscle soreness certain foods have been shown to shorten muscle recovery time and baseline soreness

tart cherry concentrate
pineapple
ginger

I aim exclusively with my wrist at around 30-40cm/360 depending on game and have never had any pain or irritation nor have I ever stretched. I believe eating these foods has a big impact.

[url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW_z6bCy1ZI]make sure your setup/posture isn't fucked[/url]
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#23
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-protoI aim exclusively with my wrist at around 30-40cm/360[/url]

1. why
2. how

[quote=-proto]I aim exclusively with my wrist at around 30-40cm/360[/url][/quote]

1. why
2. how
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#24
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Funs-protoI aim exclusively with my wrist at around 30-40cm/360[/url]
1. why
2. how

I mean I guess I use a bit of arm to pivot for large swipes but all medium to fine movements I use wrist.

[quote=Funs][quote=-proto]I aim exclusively with my wrist at around 30-40cm/360[/url][/quote]

1. why
2. how[/quote]

I mean I guess I use a bit of arm to pivot for large swipes but all medium to fine movements I use wrist.
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i found switching from 8in/360 to 15in/360 and doing more arm aiming has helped me with wrist pain, because even though a lot of the aiming is still done with the wrist at this sensitivity its not the hyperfine adjustments i was doing at 8in.

i found switching from 8in/360 to 15in/360 and doing more arm aiming has helped me with wrist pain, because even though a lot of the aiming is still done with the wrist at this sensitivity its not the hyperfine adjustments i was doing at 8in.
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I've been playing around with switching my desk setup, and found that if I angle my keyboard monitor and mousepad at 45° I have a more comfortable movement for my arm, which helps

I've been playing around with switching my desk setup, and found that if I angle my keyboard monitor and mousepad at 45° I have a more comfortable movement for my arm, which helps
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