Nintendo thumb

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Nintendo thumb

A repetitive stress injury (RSI) to the thumb due to excessive video game playing. It causes a swelling at the base of the thumb. Coined in the 1990s, this malady also affects people who use their thumbs to punch digits into cellphones and other handheld devices. See medical conditions and thumb culture.
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A whole new language is growing up around it; Nintendothumb or Nintendinitis in children has been reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.