Man injures tendon, requires surgery after non-stop Candy Crush play

Man injures tendon, requires surgery after non-stop Candy Crush play
Yes Virginia, playing mobile video games too much can hurt you. Take a medical case study which was published on JAMA's online website. A 29-year old man had been playing Candy Crush Saga everyday for 6 to 8 weeks. While a righty, the unnamed patient (would you let them reveal your name for this?) suffered from chronic left thumb pain. This man played the game with his left hand, according to the medical history, while using his right hand to do other things.

We will spare you the medical jargon and tell you that the patient had ruptured one of his tendons and required surgery. The tendon that ruptured was one of the two that allow you to extend the index finger. Despite the damage and the non-stop game playing, the patient was not addicted to Candy Crush. According to the report, he was playing the game to pass the time between jobs after leaving the military.

According to JAMA, the patient didn't notice any pain while playing Candy Crush, which begs the question whether many are addicted to video games because it helps them reduce pain. It seems that mobile video games are the new opiate of the masses. According to Dr. Andrew Doan, who co-authored the case study, "We need to be aware that certain video games can act like digital painkillers. We have to be very cognizant that that can be abused." Better not stop playing cold turkey.


source: JAMA via LiveScience, Gizmodo

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12 Comments

1. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I have no idea what the appeal of this game is. It looks more like it belongs on an iPod or feature-phone circa 2007 than on any sort of modern device.

2. Sauce5 unregistered

It kills time when you're on the toilet. I myself, prefer Vain Glory. A supreme benchmark game with amazing graphics and fluidity. Best game I've ever played on mobile.

3. gaming64 unregistered

Holy f I PLAY VAINGLORY ON MY IPAD 2. NOT BAD FOR A DEVICE WHICH CAN RUN THIS GAME WITH ONLY 500 MB RAM. TELL ME YOUR USERNAME AND WE CAN YOU KNOW BRAWL SOMETIME.

4. material

Posts: 80; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Your IPAD 2 has Capslock on.

7. Sauce5 unregistered

lmfao +1

8. Sauce5 unregistered

Username is Sauce

10. jmonteiro829

Posts: 264; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Only if you are both on the toilet at the same time! Just think about that when you are brawling! LOL

5. NikkiGirl

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

"This man played the game with his left hand, according to the medical history, while using his right hand to do other things." I wonder what he was doing with his right hand

6. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2278; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Haha, I knew someone would come up with this.

9. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

My left elbow also pains. :(

11. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

You can't blame Candy Crush for this, that guy is addicted so his own fault!

12. roydar

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 15, 2015

I recently have played much better game "Wonderland" on Facebook facebook.com/wonderlandnewgame , beautiful graphics and gameplay. It also available in AppStore and Android market

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