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"A healthy 29-year-old medical resident awoke one Sunday morning with intense pain in the right shoulder. He did not recall any recent injuries or trauma and had not participated in any sports or physical exercise recently. He consulted a rheumatology colleague. The Patte's test was positive, consistent with acute tendonitis isolated to the right infraspinatus.

After further review of his activities during the previous 24 hours, the patient recalled that he had bought a new Nintendo Wii (pronounced 'wee') video-game system and had spent several hours playing the tennis video game. [...cut for a description of how you play the Wii...] The final diagnosis for the isolated right shoulder pain was Nintendinitis."

Because if a medical resident can't diagnose his own symptoms after playing a strenuous sports game, after playing it for several hours, you're seriously going to want him to look after your body, right?


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Mar. 18th, 2008 12:35 am (UTC)
*lol* This article made me laugh so hard! If he became so injured after playing a sports game, perhaps he was not as healthy as he thought?

I started playing tennis (the real game, outside, with a real raquette, and a real ball) in the fall when I had previously never played at all, and I would play for an hour almost every night. Now, I openly admit I am not physically fit, but I never woke up with severe pain in my shoulder. <.<

But why would anyone play a strenous game, real or virtual, for several hours straight? Any logical person would know that such an activity, if your body is not conditioned to it, will cause soreness, stiffness, pain, strained muscles, etc, of some sort! And, um, he was a medical resident? >.>

Then again, I am not a medical professional, so what do I know? ^.^
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