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Man Breaks His Thumb Playing Too Much ‘Candy Crush’ on His Phone

Posted on the 14 April 2015 by Nrjperera @nrjperera

Injuries during video games are not very rare. In fact, there have been many cases where gamers end up dead after marathon gaming sessions. It seems like this addictive gaming disease is now slowly spreading its way across mobile platforms as well.

Newest report comes from California, where a 29-year-old man has managed to tore a tendon in his thumb playing the hit puzzle game “Candy Crush Saga” on his phone all day long for eight weeks, eventually rupturing a tendon. He has been using his left arm to play the game while using the right hand to do other work. The doctors had to perform a surgery to repair the damage.

The surprising thing is that even while his thumb had a torn tendon, this man has kept on playing the game for days without feeling any pain. Researchers point out that in most cases getting addicted to video games can numb people’s pain.

“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,” said Dr. Andrew Doan, a co-author of the case report and head of addictions research at the Naval Medical Center San Diego.

Read Also: Brain Training Games Don’t Improve Your Memory, Scientists Say

Candy Crush is not only one of the most battery draining apps on phones right now, but it’s also a ridiculously money wasting game that rakes in £400,000 a day for its developer King. Most of the addicted crowd appears to be women who calls the game “crack candy.”

[ Source: Live Science / Photo: Flickr - m01229]
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