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#1 Posted by Wolverine (4642 posts) -

I was diagnosed with tendinitis in both wrists two years ago to occupational therapy for it. For the last two years I haven't been able to play Xbox (only console I have is Xbox One S currently) and had a hard time typing on the computer for a decent amount of time. Finding an ergonomic keyboard that works for me has been a god send and has helped me get back to work. My question is to other's who have/had RSI, have you found an ergonomic Xbox controller that works for you? Thanks

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#2 Edited by DodoBasse (109 posts) -

Have you looked into the Xbox Adaptive Controller?

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#3 Posted by nnickers (495 posts) -

Not helpful with your Xbox, but I wonder if a Switch would be good for that where you could play holding each Joycon separately.

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#4 Posted by DodoBasse (109 posts) -

@nnickers: Nintendo is kinda notoriously bad, when it comes to accessibility, so I don't know if that's the place to look.

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#5 Posted by Jdezzy62 (9 posts) -

Cant you hookup a mouse and keyboard to the Xbox/PS4? I know not every game supports it but its something.

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#6 Edited by michaelafingers (15 posts) -

@jdezzy62: most consoles support the use of a mouse/keyboard for interface controls. Some games might as well.

This would open up a BIG assortment of "ergonomic" options for games.

Also @wolverine are you into Just Dance? Its a good workout and a lot of fun if you like the songs.

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#7 Edited by malivartox (3 posts) -

@wolverine said:

I was diagnosed with tendinitis in both wrists two years ago to occupational therapy for it. For the last two years I haven't been able to play Xbox (only console I have is Xbox One S currently) and had a hard time typing on the computer for a decent amount of time. Finding an ergonomic keyboard that works for me has been a god send and has helped me get back to work. My question is to other's who have/had RSI, have you found an ergonomic Xbox controller that works for you? Thanks FileZillaMalwarebytesRufus

Cant you hookup a mouse and keyboard to the Xbox/PS4? I know not every game supports it but its something.

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#8 Posted by DrM2theJ (219 posts) -

Check out this page on the Xbox Adaptive Controller: https://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/accessories/controllers/xbox-adaptive-controller

Hopefully that is accessible to you. You might also want to check out the AbleGamers charity (and Steven Spohn, their COO) if you need help, it's right up their alley.

I have had tendonitis in my right elbow for the past seven months and I can't imagine it in my wrists. Hope some of that helps.

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#9 Posted by Tedthecomando (5 posts) -

For those who have tendinitis, do you have any hope of it going away? I think I'm developing or have it myself and it makes me worried. Even more worried because DMC5 is coming up and that's not a very tendinitis friendly game.