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Give Me 5 Minutes With Your Brain - And You Will Never Have Writer's Cramp Again! by A. Brewster S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 30 Oct 2008 3:24pm Did you know there is news that Writer's Cramp may originate in the brain? Writer’s Cramp May Start in the Brain Brain Abnormalities Linked to Writer’s Cramp By Jennifer Warner WebMD Medical NewsReviewed by Louise Chang, MDJuly 23, 2007 -- Severe cases of writer’s cramp may have their roots in the brain as well as the hands, acco ... Read on »
Genetics Home Reference: task-specific focal dystonia by nih.gov Posted Fri 14 Dec 2012 9:40am On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed December 2012 What is task-specific focal dystonia? Task-specific focal dystonia is a movement disorder tha ... Read on »
Write for your brain by NeuroKuz Posted Mon 01 Nov 2010 8:52pm Remember the days when writing by hand was more common than typing? While those days may be gone, the ability to write by hand is indisputably still useful. This is why getting writer's cramp -- an often-painful condition that inhibits one's ability to write -- can be quite an annoyance. Luckily, there are several forms of intervention that ... Read on »
Muscle Cramps in Exercisers by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Sat 05 Feb 2011 7:16pm Muscle cramps are common during very intense exercise and occur far less often during less-intense training, because the most common cause of muscle cramps in exercisers is muscle damage from all-out pressure on the muscles. Cause: Muscle Damage The leading theory is that most cases of muscle cramps in serious exercisers and athletes are caus ... Read on »
Muscle Cramps in Athletes and Exercisers by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Sat 23 Jul 2011 6:31pm This month a study from the University of Cape Town, South Africa showed that the athlete who is most likely to suffer muscle cramps is the one who runs the fastest and the one who has had previous muscle cramps (British Journal of Sports Medicine, June 2011). Of 210 triathletes competing in an Ironman triathlon, 43 developed severe muscle cramps ... Read on »
Fighting Muscle Cramping by Lucky V. Patient Expert Posted Mon 04 May 2009 3:54pm Staying healthy is one of the most difficult obstacles in any fitness program. Whether you are trying to lose a few pounds or attempting to reach a professional fitness level, injuries and setbacks are often faced when trying to reach your fitness goals. Minor injures are most common when people do not exercise regularly but it can also happe ... Read on »
Funnies from Thoracic Outlet site by Zipperhead .. Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 11:19pm I read this at the funny page of a helpful Thoracic Outlet Syndrome site (Tellmeabouttos.com -- thank you, authors!). It's perfect for it, but many also for the neuropathies that can come along CM/SM! You might be a TOSer if... ...You have the pain capacity of 5 people. ...if you pull your bra off in public and dare anyone to questio ... Read on »
Muscle Cramps! by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 14 Sep 2008 3:05pm 1 Comment I have a penchant for enjoying things that are often ubiquitous, yet poorly understood. The human body is ripe with these topics. Among my favorites are delayed onset muscle soreness, muscle fatigue, and muscle cramps. Muscle cramps are often extremely painful and debilitating. I remember struggling with quadriceps cramps more than one ... Read on »
What causes muscle cramps during competition? by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:12pm If you've ever developed severe muscle cramps during long-term exercise, the odds are that you never found out why it happened. Doctors in South Africa studied triathletes and found that most of the time, the muscles cramps were not caused by dehydration, thyroid disease, blocked blood flow, nerve damage, or mineral abnormalities of calcium, so ... Read on »
Muscle Cramps in Athletes by Beyond Vitality Facebook Posted Fri 14 Feb 2014 10:08pm   Muscle cramps are defined as an involuntary contraction of a muscle. These can last anywhere from a few seconds, all the way up to several minutes. Cramping is associated with the hyper-excitability, or hyperactivity of the nerve endings within muscle tissue.   Many people experience cramps when they sleep, which can be ... Read on »