Post by Dark Phoenix Rising on Jan 19, 2008 8:45:09 GMT
didn't they find that wiitis was primarily caused because the body wasn't prepared for the level of work that was been demanded of it? I also thought that they had worked out that the body would get fitter through playing and so reduce the likely hood of a recurrance?
I don't know; that's possible (that it would be caused by the body not being fit for that kind of movement/effort) but that is for most repetitive strain injuries, which the "wiitis" has all the look to be. I didn't dig further nor ever tried the wii yet so I'm not sure of what it demands on the body but sometimes RSI are really caused by the movements being repetitive more than by a lack of strength to handle them, especially those that are "unnatural". The risk of recurrence lowering with the use as the body gets fitter would depend on where the inflammation is; if it's the muscle itself yes, but if it's on the gristle, ligament or articulation sometimes not.
Either way, it really seems to be like what we can see in any other sport or activity where people demand a lot from a specific body part too much, for too long or too repetitively, like the tennis elbow, the back problems for those being all day in the same posture, the computer-related RSI, etc.; a good/fine activity that brings injuries because the amount of it is too much for the body's capacity.
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