Video games are new player in pain management

Video games can play a role in clinical pain management, say researchers.

They point to the case of a 29-year-old man who ruptured a thumb tendon after repeatedly playing games on his phone but remained oblivious to the pain despite significant injury to his left extensor pollicis longus tendon. 

It took eight weeks of continuous gaming for the man to realise something was wrong, the researchers report in JAMA Internal Medicine.

“He played with