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Up to ten people a week are being hospitalized with injuries caused by playing Nintendo Wii games, prompting doctors in Britain to issue warnings of the dangers associated with the video game system.

"There has been a 100 percent increase in patients complaining of Wii-itis," Dr. Dev Mukerjee of Broomfield Hospital, Essex, told The Sun newspaper.

Most patients are admitted after playing tennis or running games which involve sudden movements, resulting in tendon stretching or tearing.

"It's possible Wii-itis may lead to rheumatism or arthritis later in life. Patients often have inflamation of the shoulder or wrist," said Dr. Mukerjee.

Another common injury is dubbed Wii-knee, blamed on the bending of the knee from the Wii-Fit game. This involves a special platform and a series of movements ranging from yoga to strength-training moves.

In extreme cases, the kneecap can be dislocated or pop out of joint.

Doctors treat Wii-knee with cortisone injections, icing, and anti-inflammatory painkillers. Treatment can last for three months.

So, what to do?

As with any exercise program, doctors advise stretching exercises before play.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,471364,00.html

:lol: love the advice from doctors at the end


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i just saw this Wii for the first time over the weekend

this thing is stupid

to think people would rather stand in place jiggling around is ridiculous

just go outside and take a walk

and i am not surprised at the injuries, I am sure there are hundreds of severely overweight and out of shape people trying to balance on that tiny platform :wacko:

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it is a motion based system... not surprised...

how many people a week go to the hospital because of walking up and down the stairs?


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:lol:

I'd love a Wii, someone buy it for us! We'll probably buy it ourselves when it's old technology and available at the dollar store. Woo! We aren't into video games and have no systems, but I'd actually like Wii because I find it more fun than usual video games.


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i just saw this Wii for the first time over the weekend

this thing is stupid

to think people would rather stand in place jiggling around is ridiculous

just go outside and take a walk

and i am not surprised at the injuries, I am sure there are hundreds of severely overweight and out of shape people trying to balance on that tiny platform :wacko:

just another overly priced dust collector :bonk:

I own one and I love it.


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:lol:

I'd love a Wii, someone buy it for us! We'll probably buy it ourselves when it's old technology and available at the dollar store. Woo!

:lol:

Hubster wants one. He's played at friend's houses. In fact came home last week with an achy shoulder from "boxing".... I LOL'd at him!


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:lol:

I'd love a Wii, someone buy it for us! We'll probably buy it ourselves when it's old technology and available at the dollar store. Woo!

:lol:

Hubster wants one. He's played at friend's houses. In fact came home last week with an achy shoulder from "boxing".... I LOL'd at him!

I have gotten sore muscles from it too from playing at a friend's house. :lol: My hips and legs, ouchie! From hula hooping and "skiing"(my favorite of the Wii fit). Yeah that boxing can do it too, and the tennis.


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i just saw this Wii for the first time over the weekend

this thing is stupid

to think people would rather stand in place jiggling around is ridiculous

just go outside and take a walk

and i am not surprised at the injuries, I am sure there are hundreds of severely overweight and out of shape people trying to balance on that tiny platform :wacko:

I'd rather see someone jiggle in their living room than take a nice brisk walk in this weather and slip on a patch of ice or get frostbite!

:lol:

I'd love a Wii, someone buy it for us! We'll probably buy it ourselves when it's old technology and available at the dollar store. Woo!

:lol:

Hubster wants one. He's played at friend's houses. In fact came home last week with an achy shoulder from "boxing".... I LOL'd at him!

I have gotten sore muscles from it too from playing at a friend's house. :lol: My hips and legs, ouchie! From hula hooping and "skiing"(my favorite of the Wii fit). Yeah that boxing can do it too, and the tennis.

I'd like to try it some time. We have a baklog of techie items on the agenda to buy... LOL...

I guess Hubster's PS3 will come first. Dunno, I'm not in charge of techie items in the home.


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i just saw this Wii for the first time over the weekend

this thing is stupid

to think people would rather stand in place jiggling around is ridiculous

just go outside and take a walk

and i am not surprised at the injuries, I am sure there are hundreds of severely overweight and out of shape people trying to balance on that tiny platform :wacko:

just another overly priced dust collector :bonk:

Ok, 1. it's been out for over 2 years and has been selling out since then. Where have you been?

2. It's an awesome game system, much better than normal consuls. I go outside and take a walk and then come home and play our wii instead of watching tv. Perhaps you like to spend your entire day walking around outside but sometimes it rains or is cold, and apparently I'm just that lazy.

3. It's a great price when you compare it to PS3 (or 2) or xbox. It's only 250$. And the games are cheaper than the other systems.

4. Yes it does collect dust because I hate cleaning and I'm too busy playing my wii AND being active outside ;)

Why don't you try it before you knock it.


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i just saw this Wii for the first time over the weekend

this thing is stupid

to think people would rather stand in place jiggling around is ridiculous

just go outside and take a walk

and i am not surprised at the injuries, I am sure there are hundreds of severely overweight and out of shape people trying to balance on that tiny platform :wacko:

I'd rather see someone jiggle in their living room than take a nice brisk walk in this weather and slip on a patch of ice or get frostbite!

:lol:

I'd love a Wii, someone buy it for us! We'll probably buy it ourselves when it's old technology and available at the dollar store. Woo!

:lol:

Hubster wants one. He's played at friend's houses. In fact came home last week with an achy shoulder from "boxing".... I LOL'd at him!

I have gotten sore muscles from it too from playing at a friend's house. :lol: My hips and legs, ouchie! From hula hooping and "skiing"(my favorite of the Wii fit). Yeah that boxing can do it too, and the tennis.

I'd like to try it some time. We have a baklog of techie items on the agenda to buy... LOL...

I guess Hubster's PS3 will come first. Dunno, I'm not in charge of techie items in the home.

The reason I love it is because I don't like the games where you have to make the character jump around and kill bad things, and go from level to level, and really concentrate hard or get killed. I'd rather play fake tennis or go skiing or balance plates on the Wii. :)


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Ok, 1. it's been out for over 2 years and has been selling out since then. Where have you been?

2. It's an awesome game system, much better than normal consuls. I go outside and take a walk and then come home and play our wii instead of watching tv. Perhaps you like to spend your entire day walking around outside but sometimes it rains or is cold, and apparently I'm just that lazy.

3. It's a great price when you compare it to PS3 (or 2) or xbox. It's only 250$. And the games are cheaper than the other systems.

4. Yes it does collect dust because I hate cleaning and I'm too busy playing my wii AND being active outside ;)

Why don't you try it before you knock it.

pffft!.... you can never be too active to dust!

The reason I love it is because I don't like the games where you have to make the character jump around and kill bad things, and go from level to level, and really concentrate hard or get killed. I'd rather play fake tennis or go skiing or balance plates on the Wii. :)

I think I'd quite like the tennis one...maybe even the boxing one. And I'm sure there are some dance ones, no?

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OMG I read the headline and almost hurt myself laughing.

Thanks for that Amby!

As for the Wii thingie in question, I find it absolutely hilarious.

I was so opposed to video games and a friend DRAGGED me to her friend's place last year to indulge.

Oh boy, after winning at golf and sucking at bowling, I was laughing so hard and wondering what the great appeal is to stick to games like this, and then her friend had me try the fitness test.

The tennis had me practically wheezing, as I have been way too sedentary and not my usual super athlete.

I felt like I played the game for real except I missed the sound and feel of pop pop pop when you are actually playing real tennis outside with a real racquet and ball.

I love tennis.

Wii is almost as good.

Surprised even me the video game cynic!

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Oh and I also see nothing wrong with some "indoor jiggling" about.

That was quite funny.

I think we should use those words together as often as possible in sentences. :thumbs:

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Ok, 1. it's been out for over 2 years and has been selling out since then. Where have you been?

2. It's an awesome game system, much better than normal consuls. I go outside and take a walk and then come home and play our wii instead of watching tv. Perhaps you like to spend your entire day walking around outside but sometimes it rains or is cold, and apparently I'm just that lazy.

3. It's a great price when you compare it to PS3 (or 2) or xbox. It's only 250$. And the games are cheaper than the other systems.

4. Yes it does collect dust because I hate cleaning and I'm too busy playing my wii AND being active outside ;)

Why don't you try it before you knock it.

pffft!.... you can never be too active to dust!

The reason I love it is because I don't like the games where you have to make the character jump around and kill bad things, and go from level to level, and really concentrate hard or get killed. I'd rather play fake tennis or go skiing or balance plates on the Wii. :)

I think I'd quite like the tennis one...maybe even the boxing one. And I'm sure there are some dance ones, no?

probably...I can't even play tennis in real life but I am good on Wii. :rofl:


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"There has been a 100 percent increase in patients complaining of Wii-itis,"
100% increase since uh... when... an increase since the day the wii came out... the last year? This 100% is a meaningless statistic, I hate articles like that...

But that said I remember when they came out and being a huge fan of Dance Dance Revolution (in the privacy of my own home where no one can know I'm playing it!) games... everything about the wii just looked inredibly awesome to me... and as much as I (and most everyone I know) love video games I didn't so much as see one for almost two years after their release... when I finally got to see one in action... I was pretty dissappointed, the games themselves didn't appeal to me at all, I only saw two games and probably two of the least likely for me to care about flavor... but it just seems most of the games are aimed at being acceptable for any age (from 3 - 70 or something like that). I'm sure there are some really great games I'd love on it (including the boxing, tennis, etc which I didn't get to try first hand) but the whole system is probably too focused on kiddies and seniors to really appeal to me. Maybe I'll find one cheap at a garage sale and snag it!

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Oh and I also see nothing wrong with some "indoor jiggling" about.

That was quite funny.

I think we should use those words together as often as possible in sentences. :thumbs:

I think we should all do some form of indoor jiggling! :devil:

"There has been a 100 percent increase in patients complaining of Wii-itis,"
100% increase since uh... when... an increase since the day the wii came out... the last year? This 100% is a meaningless statistic, I hate articles like that...

But that said I remember when they came out and being a huge fan of Dance Dance Revolution (in the privacy of my own home where no one can know I'm indoor jiggling!) games... everything about the wii just looked inredibly awesome to me... and as much as I (and most everyone I know) love video games I didn't so much as see one for almost two years after their release... when I finally got to see one in action... I was pretty dissappointed, the games themselves didn't appeal to me at all, I only saw two games and probably two of the least likely for me to care about flavor... but it just seems most of the games are aimed at being acceptable for any age (from 3 - 70 or something like that). I'm sure there are some really great games I'd love on it (including the boxing, tennis, etc which I didn't get to try first hand) but the whole system is probably too focused on kiddies and seniors to really appeal to me. Maybe I'll find one cheap at a garage sale and snag it!

There.... fixed for you... :thumbs:


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