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    LONDON (Reuters) - Gamers beware: Keeping too tight a grip on the console and furiously pushing the buttons can cause a newly identified skin disorder marked by painful lumps on the palms, Swiss scientists said on Tuesday.

    Called "PlayStation palmar hidradentitis" by the scientists, the skin disorder can cause painful lesions on the palms similar to patches found on the soles of children's feet after taking part in heavy physical activity, they said.

    "The tight and continuous grasping of the hand-grips together with repeated pushing of the buttons produce minor but continuous trauma to the (palm) surfaces," Vincent Piguet and colleagues at University Hospitals and Medical School of Geneva reported in the British Journal of Dermatology.

    A spokesman for Sony Corp, which makes the PlayStation, noted the study involved one person and said the company had sold hundreds of millions of the consoles since the product was introduced in 1995.

    "As with any leisure pursuit there are possible consequences of not following common sense, health advice and guidelines, as can be found within our instruction manuals," Sony spokesman David Wilson said.

    "We would not wish to belittle this research and we will study the findings with interest, but this is the first time we have ever heard of a complaint of this nature."

    Excessive gaming is already seen as a public health issue, sparking addictive behavior that can lead to a range of psychological problems, the researchers said.

    Other researchers have identified acute tendonitis from playing too much of Nintendo Co Ltd's Wii, and now a disorder related to the PlayStation can be added to the list, the team said.

    Their study described the case of a 12-year-old girl who attended the Geneva hospital with intensely painful lesions on her hands, which she had developed four weeks earlier. She had no other lesions anywhere else on her body.

    After questioning, the doctors discovered that several days prior to the appearance of the lesions the girl had started to play a game on her PlayStation for several hours each day.

    The researchers suspected that grasping the console's hand-grips together with repeated pushing of the buttons produced minor but prolonged injury to the palm of the girl's hands, which can be made worse by sweating during a tense game.

    The doctors recommended the girl stop playing and she recovered fully after 10 days, the researchers said.

    "If you're worried about soreness on your hands when playing a games console, it might be sensible to give your hands a break from time to time, and don't play excessively if your hands are prone to sweating," Nina Goad of the British Association of Dermatologists said in a statement.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/techn...51N4GY20090224

    Guess it can be for Xbox as well lol

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    Surely this happens purely because of the grip you use.
    If you have a proper grip and don't mangle your fingers in the fingers and clenching the damn control, then you should be fine.

    This is a tad ridiculous, and I see it only happening to young children (who don't know any better), and then the parents are to blame.
    If this happens to older people, then deal with it, since your the dumbass that made it happen.
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    I always knew it was carrying an STD!
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    Speaking of STDs, lumps on the palms thing sound surprisingly similar to one of the symptoms of syphilis

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Caboose_ View Post
    Called "PlayStation palmar hidradentitis" by the scientists, the skin disorder can cause painful lesions on the palms similar to patches found on the soles of children's feet after taking part in heavy physical activity, they said.


    LOL was this named by an Xbot scientist? Why only the Playstation? Must have something to do with the intensity of the high quality games then? Best is for those that have a tendancy towars these "conditions is to rather look at the obvious remedy and that is to buy a Xbox.

    "The tight and continuous grasping of the hand-grips together with repeated pushing of the buttons produce minor but continuous trauma to the (palm) surfaces," Vincent Piguet and colleagues at University Hospitals and Medical School of Geneva reported in the British Journal of Dermatology.


    Wonder if it is the feedback during explosions rather.

    A spokesman for Sony Corp, which makes the PlayStation, noted the study involved one person and said the company had sold hundreds of millions of the consoles since the product was introduced in 1995.

    "As with any leisure pursuit there are possible consequences of not following common sense, health advice and guidelines, as can be found within our instruction manuals," Sony spokesman David Wilson said.

    "We would not wish to belittle this research and we will study the findings with interest, but this is the first time we have ever heard of a complaint of this nature."


    Guess it can be for Xbox as well lol

    Not if you are a fanboi? I mean only the PS3 and WII? C'mon
    Excessive gaming is already seen as a public health issue, sparking addictive behavior that can lead to a range of psychological problems, the researchers said.
    This is the more concerning part. (Calls boy to address some issues)

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    Im not a fanboi, i own a 360 and said "Guess this can be for 360 as well", all i did was forget about the Wii

    Come to think of it.....Is there such thing as a Wii Fanboy

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Caboose_ View Post
    Im not a fanboi, i own a 360 and said "Guess this can be for 360 as well", all i did was forget about the Wii

    Come to think of it.....Is there such thing as a Wii Fanboy
    I do not think so. I think it's more a question that the wii fills a demand for old and young, dumb and dumberer, boy and girl, granny and grandad, maid and gardener, etc. All not really interested in gaming as such but likes to own the fad and fun part of it. And it makes for a nice unwanted gift!

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    "Too much PlayStation can cause...."

    Is that what they're calling it now lol

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    Try using and old NES controller for extended Double Dragon sessions. The cramps will amaze you.

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    Them old Nintendo controllers were hell on the hands.
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