Stretches & Exercises for Gamers – Ask Doctor Jo


As a gamer, you can have many aches, pains, and injuries. These stretches and exercises should help give you relief and get back to gaming. See Doctor Jo’s blog post about this at:

The first set of exercises will loosen up the muscles, try not to push through pain, just get a slight stretch. You can prop your arm on a table and let your wrist hand off or you can hold it up in the air. Make a fist with your hand with your palm down. At your wrist, bend your wrist up to work the muscles in extension, and then bend it down to stretch the muscles in flexion. Then turn your fist to the side with the thumb toward the ceiling for a radial and ulnar deviation movement going up and down. This will stretch your thumb muscles as well.

Then put your arm straight out in front of you. With your palm down and making a fist, bend your wrist up with overpressure from your other hand. If this is not enough of a stretch, open up your fingers pointing them in the air and do the same stretch. Hold these for 30 seconds, and do three of them.

Now put your arm straight out in front of you. With your palm down, bend your wrist down with overpressure from your other hand. If this is not enough of a stretch, curl your fingers into a fist and do the same stretch. Hold these for 30 seconds, and do three of them.

Next, the exercise is a simple chin tuck. You don’t want to tuck it down to your chest, but take your chin, and pull it backwards. You can put your finger on your chin, as a target or starting point, and then tuck it in. Hold it for about 3-5 seconds, and then relax. Do this about 3-5 times.

For the last stretch, clasp your hands behind you, and push your hands downward and push your chest out. Do each of these 3 times for 30 seconds.

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  2. Doctor Jo. i have been watching you for a few weeks consistently… I want to say thanks for helping me self diagnose before my MRI. Basically my story is I am a gamer, but I play occasional basketball and MMA training and I have been having trouble with both my elbows at first I thought it was nothing but after watching you I noticed i had golfers elbow from constant gaming and other activities.

  3. Hi doctor
    I have neck and mid back pain
    So I want to get exercise to lose belly fat and at same time I don't want to hurt my neck and my whole spine

  4. Hello Doctor Jo, i am a male, 18 years old, Height: 170 cm, Weight:72 kg
    i have flexible flat feet (under pronation)
    So, here's the problem, Left side of my foot (arch) is perfectly normal
    while my right foot arch is higher than my left foot arch, i also have
    shoulder drop on the left side of my body.
    This arch problem causes my football cleats to fit shallow and Loose on
    my right foot, Is there any way to fix this problem without the use of
    insoles ?

  5. With BRCA testing and elective mastectomies on the rise, stretches and exercises for strengthening post op mastectomies? Thanks

  6. Jo I have been have a lot of back problems and my Pt started doing dry needling and I am seeing a lot of improvements do you do that to?

  7. doc u r a great person with beauty with in…your exercise helps me healing..n specially when I saw your video it makes my day good


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