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Writer's Cramp

What is Writer’s Cramp?
Writer’s Cramp has been known to the medical profession for many years. There are clear descriptions of the condition in nineteenth century medical books, when it was known as ‘Scriveners’s Palsy’. Writer’s Cramp It is part of a family of disorders known as Dystonia which are characterised by muscle spasms and sometimes abnormal postures or twisting movements of the affected part of the body. Although historically the condition has been associated with those who earn their living by writing, the term is also used to cover general muscle cramps affecting some musicians, painters, office workers etc.

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