Claims of Finger Deformities in Game Players Arise

Been gaming for a while? Take a look at your fingers. If they’re crooked, you can thank the countless hours you wasted your life playing video games. At least, that’s the claim of Mike Tomlich. He claims the result of “controller manipulation” is causing deformities in the hands of growing adolescents under the age of eight.

He has some extensive research to back up his claim, at least enough to gain the attention of his local media as posted above. Gaming might not be the only cause though, as people tend to hold instruments for hours at weird angles, so it’s hard to imagine why those aren’t a threat as well.