Wii injuries, often dubbed "wiinjuries
," have been noted since the console's launch, but now one doctor has decided to give the tennis elbow-like symptoms caused by excessive Wii play an official medical diagnosis: Acute Wiiitis.
The condition, pronounced "wee-i-tis," was named by Dr. Julio Bonis, who suffered from the ailment from playing hours of Wii Sports
. Bonis' findings were published
(subscription required) in the New England Journal of Medicine and later reported by CNN
Acute Wiiitis can reportedly (and thankfully) be treated by taking ibuprofen for a week and also a week-long break from using the Wii remote, but warning: it's best advised to treat it soon or the long-term ramifications could be dire.
; thanks, Dave Jurcevic and Zoot Suit Jedi]