Treatment For Sufferers Of Writen Cramp Or Finger Stiffness During Activity?
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We understand your complaints and concerns. Writer's cramp is a neurological disorder, which is focal dystonia. Dystonia is a condition when the muscles contract continuously or due to certain triggers / causes. This is often caused due to impaired coordination of the central nervous system so that the muscles receive the wrong information signals and make fine motor disorders such as excessive muscle contraction / tremor. However, for the exact cause of this disorder, it is still not known clearly.
Often writer's cramp occurs when the forearm carries out an activity, such as writing, typing, dressing, playing music, etc.
Symptoms that are often experienced by sufferers include stiffness when doing activities with fingers and surroundings, fingers cannot be bent when holding a pen or other objects with hands, wrists or elbows move to the abnormal side, fingers and hands fail to respond to commands from the brain, often can do other normal activities, but if there are triggers then the complaint will recur.
Regarding treatment, it is known that it is quite difficult to eliminate symptoms thoroughly. But now there are quite a number of treatment options that are increasingly being developed. Handling includes evaluation with drugs, botulinum injection, surgical procedures and medical rehabilitation. Drugs such as L-dopa, high-dose anticholinegics (baclofen), beta blockers, and benzodiazepines are able to reduce symptoms and complaints. But the administration of these drugs will of course cause side effects so it is limited. Botulinum toxin injection is currently more widely used for the treatment of focal dystonias such as writen's cramp. Based on research conducted, revealed that botulinum injection is relatively safe to use and can relieve symptoms by blocking the nerves associated with dystonia that occur.
However, for more details, I suggest you to carry out examinations and evaluations directly to a neurologist to get more complete and relevant information. So much information that I can convey, hopefully it helps