Wiitis – Tennis Elbow from Wii Overuse

How do you know when you know your gaming console is a success? When chronic overuse injuries are named after it.

If it’s not tennis elbow, it may be ‘Wiiitis’ – CNN.com

“The variant in this patient can be labeled more specifically as ‘Wiiitis,'” Bonis, a family practice physician, wrote in a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine.

“The treatment consisted of ibuprofen for one week, as well as complete abstinence from playing Wii video games. The patient recovered fully.”

Wiiitis — pronounced “wee-eye-tis” — is the latest ailment to develop from the video game era, beginning with Space Invaders’ wrist in 1981, which was caused by the repeated button mashing required by the popular arcade game.

Who’s most likely to end up with Wiitis among readers of The Deets? My money’s on Jeff.

3 thoughts on “Wiitis – Tennis Elbow from Wii Overuse”

  1. How many deets readers are there with a Wii?

    So far I have not succumbed to any Wii related injuries. After the first few days Sarah and I were a bit sore but have been okay ever since.

  2. I wonder if you can take medical leave from work for this type of ailment?! Hmmmm

  3. I dunno man, I might be in the running. Thankfully there isn’t a whole lotta moving around in Zelda, otherwise I’d take the lead for sure…

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