Tuesday, February 19th 2008

Wii Users Face New Problem: Tendinitis and Sports Injuries

When the Nintendo Wii was first released, several people took Wii Sports too seriously. The wrist straps to the controllers snapped, and Wiimotes went flying into a plethora of very fragile things. When Nintendo replaced the straps with much stronger ones, it seems that some people went crazy. Now, several reports are coming in that Wii gamers are facing a new problem: tendinitis, due to moving too much. Since gamers get much more physically into the game than they normally would, they try to mimic the actual movement the activity on screen would require. This stresses muscles a lot more than you'd think, especially after a long period of time. Most problems are surfacing in 30-40 year olds, who really don't play too many video games, and suddenly became very involved in Wii gaming. Strangely, it's actually children that warn adults not to get too into gaming.Source: Neoseeker
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16 Comments on Wii Users Face New Problem: Tendinitis and Sports Injuries

#1
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
If this is the worst thing that happens to people... then we live in a good world... This is probably from drunk wii gamers who think it is the real thing.
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#2
broke
"Strangely, it's actually children that warn adults not to get too into gaming."

that's funny cause I always tell adults that!
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#3
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
The human body was never meant to take excessively long periods of repetitive motion.
We have know this for years (long before there were computers).

Shut off the game and go do something else. Problem solved.
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#4
ShadowXP
You just KNOW that Nintendo is going to get sued over this. Which will again make me fall off my chair laughing, hittig my head on the desk on the way down to the floor.
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#5
tkpenalty
by: ShadowXP
You just KNOW that Nintendo is going to get sued over this. Which will again make me fall off my chair laughing, hittig my head on the desk on the way down to the floor.
:roll:

This is seriously a funny thing, I might get a Wii since... well i'm unfit. If the Wii means that players will train like atheletes, I dont see anything wrong with it :p. Its a sports game anyway, I wouldnt be surprised if these people were very unfit before... and now are fit.
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#6
beyond_amusia
Now Wiis and Wiimotes are going to have the same big warning stickers on them that mice and keyboards have, lol.
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#7

Thats some hardcore wii man. At least they are off their bums and kinda active?
#8
candle_86
so gamers get some exercise and discover there musles, amazing.


How is this bad though?
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#9
Mussels
Moderprator
by: candle_86
so gamers get some exercise and discover there musles, amazing.


How is this bad though?
Its bad cause i didnt want them to find me?
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#11
mandis
This is hilarious! Just a few days ago i was complaining to a friend about how i injured my shoulder while playing wii tennis!!

Now i'm stuck with golf and bowling until the shoulder gets better... :(

Still love my wii to bits though!! :roll:
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#12
thoughtdisorder
by: Kreij
The human body was never meant to take excessively long periods of repetitive motion.
We have know this for years (long before there were computers).
Yes, those 30-40 year olds haven't used their muscles excessively in a repetitive way since their teen years! (especially the males):laugh:
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#13
[I.R.A]_FBi
by: Mussels
Its bad cause i didnt want them to find me?
dwl! u cant hide!
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#14
Cold Storm
Battosai
Huston wii have a problem! Dang, I can't believe this! Its all ways Nintendo that has something to do with these things happening!
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#15
miksanity
pvt caboose, that gives me a great idea- play wii drunk!
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#16
Mussels
Moderprator
by: miksanity
pvt caboose, that gives me a great idea- play wii drunk!
done that. its hilarious!

Bowling and 'drunken boxing' are the best, imo :D
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