Wii blamed for causing injuries

Having finished giving Bully a kicking, British newspaper The Telegraph has turned its attentions to the Nintendo Wii. The paper is reporting a "spate" of injuries "dubbed 'Nintendo Wii syndrome'". There's no indication of who dubbed it that, or who's been counting up the "thousands of minor accidents and injuries" caused by playing Wii Sports.

However, the Telegraph did find a man in Cheshire who runs five osteopathic clinics. The man, Martin Davies, said he has noticed "a sharp rise in Wii-associated injuries" post-Christmas.

" We noticed we were getting a number of middle-aged parents coming in having played for far too long on the Nintendo Wii that they had bought their children," Davies reported. "The older patients in particular are finding their neck, shoulders and elbows are painful and some said they had been playing Wii for up to 10 hours." Of course, playing real tennis for 10 hours never results in pain or injury.

Davies is advising patients to limit their playing time and perform warm-up exercises before each session.

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wiizy4657d ago

are we still getting those reports... people need to exercise more

BrianC62344657d ago

When will Nintendo be forced to put a warning on the Wii? Before playing make sure to hire a trainer and get in shape. Failure to do so may result in injury. This is what happens when couch potatoes try to do real activities like play tennis or bowl.

Enigma_20994657d ago (Edited 4657d ago )

they already are... people just don't pay them any mind...

Capt CHAOS4657d ago

Grown man swallows wii controller. Nintendo sued for failing to warn about hazard of choking..

CadDad4657d ago

In other news.... You may get injured throwing a football around in the back yard, no matter how good of shape you're in.