Integrated analysis of health dynamics in esports: injury profiles, intervention strategies, and health optimization protocols


  • Rima Mondal Department of Physiotherapy, National Institute for Locomotor Disabilities, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • Nithish G. S. Department of Biological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India



Electronic sports, Sports injury, Ergonomics, Sports physiotherapy, Mental health, E-athletes


The rapidly expanding realm of Electronic Sports (eSports) has captivated global attention, blurring the lines between virtual entertainment and traditional athletics. As participation in eSports continues to rise, these competitive gaming platforms are increasingly recognized as legitimate sports. However, with this surge in participation, there's a simultaneous increase in the susceptibility to health hazards, spanning both physical and psychological domains. Musculoskeletal injuries, caused by extended sedentary postures and repetitive motions, afflict eSports athletes, resulting in discomfort in the wrists and hands, alongside back and neck problems. The prolonged exposure to screens predisposes participants to vision-related concerns, highlighting the imperative of addressing ocular health within the eSports community. Simultaneously, the intense cognitive demands and competitive pressures exacerbate mental health challenges, resulting in depression and anxiety among players. Similar to traditional athletes, eSports competitors need appropriate protocols to minimize injury risks, alongside access to medical intervention to manage potential health hazards. This review comprehensively analyses the health dynamics of eSports, elucidating injury profiles, intervention strategies, and health optimization protocols essential for safeguarding the well-being of eSports athletes and enhancing awareness within the eSports community.


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Mondal, R., & G. S., N. (2024). Integrated analysis of health dynamics in esports: injury profiles, intervention strategies, and health optimization protocols. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 11(6), 2484–2499.



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