Enthusiasm Plus Repetitive Motion Could Equal Injury for Wii Users
By GIGI STONE and TAYLOR BEHRENDT
Jan. 10, 2009
There was a time when playing a video game meant sitting still with your eyes transfixed on the television screen and the worst damage you could do was possibly a sore thumb, but that was before Nintendo’s Wii.
The Wii, which continues to become more and more popular each year, involves getting up off the couch and exercising those muscles.
Elise Bacolas was so excited to get a Wii for Christmas she played the boxing game nonstop for hours. “I was playing eight games in a row and I was punching so hard that I threw my shoulder out,” she says. For the next two weeks, she couldn’t move her arm without flinching and went to an orthopedic surgeon. More…