There is no single treatment strategy appropriate for every case of writer's cramp. You may find it helpful, just like others have, to use techniques that help you to ‘retrain’ your muscles and improve problems with hand posture and pressure.
One of the most effective methods is to try to avoid triggering the dystonic movements by using assisted devices for writing. A number of drugs have been developed to benefit people with writer's cramp, but none of them are so far universally effective. Common medications include anticholinergic drugs, such as Artane (trihexyphenidyl) and Cogentin (benztropine).
Sometimes, Botulinum Toxin injections (commonly known as Botox injection) are helpful in treating writer’s cramp. This substance is injected into your muscles and is helpful in treating writer's cramp. This treatment may not be effective for everyone, but a majority of the patients have reported significant improvement in writing as well as overall reduction in pain .But usually repeat doses of Botox are required every 3 to 6 months approximately. This facility is available in our Neurophysiology lab at The Aga Khan University Hospital. There are also other methods such as muscle relaxation techniques and physical therapy.
Medical specialists working with the <Mind and Brain Service Line> at The Aga Khan University Hospital, are equipped to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art medical care, and discuss with you the measures being undertaken to minimize your symptoms.