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What is the way to possible to cure writers cramp ?

What is the way to possible to cure writers cramp ?

Over use: If referring to writer's cramp (versus writer's block) consider typing vice handwriting. This will help with overuse. ...Read more

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Suffering from writers cramp. Please suggest remedy.

Suffering from writers cramp.
Please suggest remedy.

Rest: Just rest the hand, drink plenty of fluids, and maybe Ibuprofen 400 mg. Ask your doctor if there's any reason you can't take ibuprofen. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing from "writers cramp". Doctors have prescribed botox injection as remedy.?

I have been experiencing from "writers cramp". Doctors have prescribed botox injection as remedy.?

Hand surgeon?: This is a very rare and off label indication for the use. Improper injection technique could lead to hand malfunction. See certified hand surgeon first. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from "writers cramp". Doctors have prescribed botox injection as remedy. Is this necessary?

I have been suffering from "writers cramp". Doctors have prescribed botox injection as remedy. Is this necessary?

Probably not: Botox work by weakening muscle function. I don't really see how weakening the muscle will help unless you weaken the hand so much that you are unable to write. A splint would be a more effective and much cheaper solution. ...Read more

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What causes hand cramps?

What causes hand cramps?

Muscle: Use of hand muscles which are small and weak with a small cross sectional area may seem important but itis nit hte most significant. Sometime calcium metabolism, swelling, fatigue , nerve compression. ...Read more

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When I write for longer the 5 mins my hand cramps up and hurts real bad. Why?

When I write for longer the 5 mins my hand cramps  up and hurts real bad. Why?

Interesting: Writing for 30 minutes should be well tolerated at your age. Are you taking narcotic medications because you have been injured and are just resuming your writing activities? Muscle, nerve, motor control and congenital (spastic) conditions can create problems. Talk with your doctor about the problem. Get tested for acquired nerve problems from Carpel Tunnel Syndrome if you have numbness too. ...Read more

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What can I do for writers cramp / repetitive strain injury?

What can I do for writers cramp / repetitive strain injury?

See below: Riice - rest, ice from the activity, ibuprofen, compression with protective gear like ace wraps or temp splints, and elevation is alway a good idea for inflammatory processes and injuries. If severe, seek medical care. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get hand cramps after doing mallet exercises?

Not sure: Not sure what you mean by mallet exercises. If you are referring in drum mallets, or something similar, then you can develope hand cramping. This can be caused by overuse, nerve compression, or rarely circulation problems. Make sure you warm up properly for 2-5 minutes, then begin your mallet exercises. Stop before you get cramping and rest. Then repeat cycle. ...Read more

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I have hand cramps when I am writing and it enables me to right I am still in schooling so it is very difficult not to write what can I do?!

I have hand cramps when I am writing and it enables me to right I am still in schooling so it is very difficult not to write what can I do?!

See an occupational: Therapist. Some kids & teens have problems with proprioception (sensing where body parts are in relation to each other) & kinesthesia ( sensing where body is in space).When this information doesn't get transmitted to the brain easily, kids grip pens & pencils differently & tightly to get pain fibers to send the message. It works, but it causes cramps. An ot can help you with a solution. ...Read more