A story in the Daily Mail that suggests Repetitive Strain Injury is up 35% in UK kids on the back of video game playing.

In 2006, a total of 577 children across the UK had to visit hospital for treatment for repetitive strain injury (RSI), according to British newspaper The Daily Mail.

RSI is a medical condition which results from spending long periods of time making repetitive movements such as mouse use in offices or lever pulling in factories. As the same muscles are used everyday, they don’t have a chance the heal themselves.

The rising figures are believed to be directly connected with the popularity of videogaming and The Daily Mail also published opposing figures showing that injuries resulting from falls out of trees were down 36% last year to 1163.