Playstation palm

March 10, 2009

Health & Safety, medicine

Source: (BBC News) http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7907489.stm ; http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7262770.stm

Read the full journal report here: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/122212049/HTMLSTART

 

Researchers in Geneva, Switzerland have now identified a new skin disorder dubbed (Playstation palmar hidradenitis) and reported in the British Journal of Dermatology. The disorder consists of red, sore lumps on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet and is thought to be caused by excessive sweating and tight and continuous grasping of the console’s hand-grips / repeated pushing of the buttons. Researchers in the New England Journal of Medicine have previously identified some Wii players are at risk from acute tendonitis.

 

Now you mention it, I think my hands are starting to sweat a bit! Maybe it’s going to be safer not to update this blog!!!!

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Associate Professor in Sports Law, Staffordshire University; British Gymnastics Senior Coach

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