writer's cramp

noun
spasmodic, painful contractions of the muscles of the thumb, forefinger, and forearm during writing.
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writer's cramp
 
n
a muscular spasm or temporary paralysis of the muscles of the thumb and first two fingers caused by prolonged writing

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writer's cramp writ·er's cramp (rī'tərz)
n.
A cramp or spasm of the muscles of the fingers, hand, and forearm during writing.

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Example sentences
Symptoms of writer's cramp often appear as soon as the pen is picked up, or after a few words of writing.
Cursive might be faster than printing, but for me typing is far faster than cursive and doesn't cause writer's cramp.
Patients with focal dystonia, specifically writer's cramp and blepharospasm, will be eligible for study.
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