Botox :: Botox injections to cure Writer’s cramp

Botox could be used to relieve writers’ cramp, a study has suggested. The findings were published in “Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.”

The toxin is usually used to treat wrinkles, but the Dutch research suggests it can also stop muscles in the arms, hands or fingers seizing up.

It has previously been shown to be helpful in treating other forms of muscle spasm, known as dystonia.

In a double blind study researchers found that 70 percent of the patients who received Botox injections experienced relief from symptoms after other treatments, including physical therapy, had failed.

The study conducted by Dr. J. J. M. Krusdijk, Department of Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology, University of Amsterdam.

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