Writers' cramp

Br J Hosp Med. 1993 Jul 14-Aug 17;50(2-3):91-4.

Abstract

At least 4000 people suffer from writers' cramp in the UK. While diagnosis is straightforward, treatment is difficult and many therapies are unsatisfactory. This article reviews the various manifestations of writers' cramp, the physiological evidence indicating that it is a neurological disease and the therapeutic techniques available.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Dystonia / diagnosis
  • Dystonia / physiopathology
  • Dystonia / therapy
  • Female
  • Hand*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Muscle Cramp* / diagnosis
  • Muscle Cramp* / physiopathology
  • Muscle Cramp* / therapy
  • Occupational Diseases* / diagnosis
  • Occupational Diseases* / physiopathology
  • Occupational Diseases* / therapy