Video Game Injuries a Holiday Hazard

For those children who got new video games and systems this Christmas, parents need to make sure their youngsters don't suffer hand and thumb injuries caused by overuse of those games, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) says.Constant stress on tendons, nerves and ligaments in children's hands and arms can cause long-term problems such as tendonitis, bursitis and carpal tunnel syndrome, according to Cindy Miles, owner of a pediatrics physical therapy practice in Whitehall, Pa.

Symptoms of repetitive stress injuries caused by overuse of video games include fatigue and loss of strength, minor or acute aches and pains, burning and tingling...

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