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Injuries Suffered From Playing Nintendo Wii

Have You Ever Injured Yourself Playing Wii?

Sometimes getting healthy can be a dangerous thing, even when playing a video game. Being sore after an intense round of Wii bowling isn't too unusual, but a young girl recently suffered a foot fracture while playing Wiii Fit. Yowza!

The 14-year-old girl fell off of the Wii balance board, probably while doing one of the yoga poses that requires a bit of balance from standing on one leg. If you're unfamiliar with the Wii balance board, it's an accessory you stand on like a skateboard that allows you to mimic real life balancing moves, twists, and turns. Besides Wii Fit, the balance board is also used in skateboarding, snowboarding, and rock climbing games.

This girl is definitely not alone. During an intense game of Wii Tennis, a friend of mine was hit with a Wiimote. The remote came flying out of her opponent's hand and hit her squarely on the jaw. I'm curious . . .

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fishmeister23 fishmeister23 7 years
I was playing Wii Tennis with a guy friend and ended up getting whacked by accident a couple of times- left a bruise haha And that's how I learned that Wii + beer = bad news!
cherryblossom cherryblossom 7 years
my boyfriend and I have had a WII since they very first came out, and the most that has happened to either of us is some tired muscles after sports resort games,
ThunderRose ThunderRose 7 years
Does my dog count? xD She's been hit with a Wii remote twice now :S But other than soreness, I don't believe I have. And poor Sophia, I hope you get better soon!!
Pistil Pistil 7 years
Always remember to wear your wrist strap! It's not really an injury, but my arms got pretty sore after playing a night of Punch Out. That was some intense flailing.
Sophia182 Sophia182 7 years
YES! How embarrassing! I bought this yoga game and while attempting the "cobra" pose I heard this loud crack in the right side of my back. A few seconds later the right side of my back and my whole neck cramped up - you all know that cramps like that can be pretty painful. This was a month ago now and I'm still going to the chiropractor three times a week and getting a remedial massage once a week because my back is still having spasms and cramps and I'm getting referred pain on my left side which feels even worse than the pain on the right side. This is by far the most expensive game I've ever bought due to all the chiro bills. Oh dear....
Retro23 Retro23 7 years
When I used to work at Future Shop people had smashed their flat screens a few times by letting go of the remote.
lilegwene lilegwene 7 years
Yes, but minor injury. When I was playing Zelda, I would swing the controller (sword in game) with my wrist instead of my whole arm. After a few days my wrist really hurt!
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