Definitions

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  • n. A form of repetitive strain injury affecting frequent gamers

Etymologies

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Blend of Nintendo and tendinitis

Examples

  • In 1990, a Wisconsin doctor characterized the thumb soreness brought on by pushing the buttons on a controller as "Nintendinitis" after it affected a 35-year-old woman who played a Nintendo game without interruption for five hours.

    Wiiitis instead of Tennis Elbow | Impact Lab

  • In 1990, Brasington described "Nintendinitis" 1 in a patient with pain over the extensor tendon of her thumb after 5 hours of playing a Nintendo video game.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • Eley writes that "Nintendinitis" was described in 1990 in a patient with pain in a thumb tendon after five hours of playing a video game.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • Nintendinitis: This is the classic videogame injury, and one you've probably heard of before.

    Gizmodo

  • "Nintendo thumb" or Nintendinitis, a form of repetitive strain injury first noticed in heavy gamers in the late 90s.

    Yahoo! Video Games: Top Features

  • Melbourne, Jan 10: While Nintendo Wii gained popularity as the game that combined fun with fitness, gamers are increasingly suffering muscle injuries caused due to what is being termed as "Acute Wiitis" and "Nintendinitis."

    dailyindia.com News Feed

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