Navigation Links
Botox Has Cramp Healing Properties

The Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry published a study which proved that Botox- the botulism toxin //which is normally used for treating wrinkled skin could ease writer’s cramp as well.

Writer’s cramp is involuntary spasmodic muscle contractions of the hand, arms or fingers which causes pain. This can also occur during manual work.

Some people learn to write with their other hand, but in one in four cases, the condition affects both hands, and the condition is difficult to treat. It affects around three to seven in every 100,000 people.

Relaxation techniques, hypnosis, biofeedback, acupuncture, and 'writing re-education exercises' have all been used, but none of these brings sustained relief. And there is as yet no effective drug treatment.

Forty people with writer's cramp were randomly assigned to a course of injections containing either botulism toxin (Botox) or a dummy substitute in two doses, usually into two muscles, over a period of 12 weeks.

Of the 20 people given Botox treatment, 14 (70%) said that their condition had significantly improved, and that they wished to continue treatment. Their improvement was confirmed using validated disability and pain scales.

Only six of the 19 people in the dummy group felt that their condition had improved. One person dropped out of the trial.

One person who received the dummy injection at the first session and Botox at the second, also registered an improvement in symptoms.

After a year, half of the trial participants were still receiving Botox injections, and were finding them helpful.

Side effects included mild and temporary muscle weakness and pain at the injection site. Symptom relief lasted from three to 18 months, with an average symptom free period of four and a half months.

Source-Eurekalert
KO
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. New antiperspirant in action - Botox does the difference
2. New Research Has Found Another Use For Botox
3. Botox for children with neurological impairments
4. Yet Another Use For Botox
5. Botox Found To Be Effective for Voice Tremors
6. Botox Relieves Neuralgic Pain
7. Botox Can Be a Competent Painkiller
8. Treatment Resistant Tumors Can Be Targeted Better Using Botox
9. Botox Treatment Now With A Lesser Dose And Increased Safety
10. Enlarged Prostate Might Be Relieved with Botox injections
11. Muslims in Malaysia Banned from Using Botox
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Botox Has Cramp Healing Properties

(Date:8/30/2014)... colchicine, a plant-based medication commonly used to treat ... results in reducing potential complications from this type ... of gastrointestinal adverse effects, according to a study ... being released early online to coincide with its ... , Common complications after cardiac surgery include postpericardiotomy ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... August 30, 2014 Serving contented clients ... India, Profit By Outsourcing is now offering discount ... The company gives emphasize on putting forward the best ... to clients. Their dedicated team of professionals and web ... They can handle even the critical issues of web ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... 30, 2014 "I had a handicapped friend ... crutches," said an inventor from Wetumpka, Ala. "In order to ... of the shore, I came up with a way for ... created a prototype for the patent-pending Deezers to allow crutches ... individual to use crutches, walkers, or canes at the beach. ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 In today’s ... and increasingly difficult to get. Snoring and sleep apnea ... and breathing stops) robs people and their bed partners ... challenges. Up to 45% of the population snores and ... sleep apnea. Of these, only 10% have been diagnosed ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 The new review ... program was created by Karen Brimeyer, who wanted to make ... , This guide is now easy to find in ... download. In this guide, the author of the new method ... , Daily Gossip writes in its review that the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Medication shows mixed results in reducing complications from cardiac surgery 2Health News:Profit By Outsourcing Offering Discount for Labor Day on all Web Development Services 2Health News:Snoring: Bad for Relationships, Bad for Health 2Health News:Snoring: Bad for Relationships, Bad for Health 3Health News:Leaky Gut Cure Review Reveals Unique Method to Stop Chronic Symptoms 2
... love-rat, according to a survey by Onepoll.com . ... pal Victoria Beckham as the Beverly Hills 'for treating her ... his child, topped the poll for having a secret relationship. ... test to prove the singers child Angel Iris Murphy Browns ...
... stop complaining about their problems with their pals, for a ... at a greater risk of developing anxiety and depression . ... the College of Arts and Science conducted the study, which ... ,The study, which included 813 third, fifth, seventh and ...
... Duke University researchers believe that they have found a new ... by the gene instead of concentrating on well-known gene ... experiments with human cells and animal models, the researchers studied ... cell growth. When this gene is mutated and becomes overactive, ...
... touches his cheek where he feels the pain, while someone ... on his tummy . ,Just about everyone would ... body that's not well could have a calming effect. ... in Japan that has spread through Western Europe bringing controversy ...
... and the Indian government, impoverished women in Orissa are battling ... ,Known as Positive Deviance, the programme is being ... child welfare and the department of social welfare in the ... in the tribal areas of Orissa. It is particularly severe ...
... all over his face and body, a rare medical anomaly. And ... way out . ,Prithviraj Patil, son of a well-to-do ... though he is otherwise like any normal child. ,,Prithiviraj has ... except that it looks awful - there is no itch or ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Complaining Girls Faces Higher Depression, Anxiety Risk 2Health News:Researchers Find New Target for Anti-cancer Drugs 2Health News:Many Sceptical of Healing Hand Treatment Practiced in Europe 2Health News:Feeding Programme Gives Hope to Tribal Mothers 2Health News:Hairy Boy Bets on Laser Treatment for Cure 2
(Date:8/29/2014)... HILL, N.C. , Aug. 29, 2014 ... face of regulatory and marketplace changes. CI leaders who ... In a new Best Practices, LLC ... host of actionable insights, including: - Use ... cheaper than primary research - Internal staff ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... , Aug. 29, 2014   Mast ... biopharmaceutical company, announced today that Santosh Vetticaden, Chief ... leaving the Company, for personal reasons, in mid-September.  ... Medical Officer of Aires Pharmaceuticals, which Mast acquired ... responsibilities as the Company,s interim Chief Medical Officer.  ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets has ... Industry Report, 2014-2017" report to their offering. ... proportion of reimbursement for medical expenses, the Chinese orthopedic ... scale presenting a CAGR of 19.2% during 2009-2013. Trauma ... segments of orthopedic instruments in China ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Using the Competitive Intelligence Function to Drive Better Business Decisions in the Pharmaceutical Sector 2Mast Therapeutics Announces Management Change 2Mast Therapeutics Announces Management Change 3Mast Therapeutics Announces Management Change 4China Orthopedic Instrument Industry Report, 2014-2017 2
... the Finntip Wide is designed especially for ... genomic DNA. This tip eliminates the mechanical ... excellent for use with extremely viscous liquids. ... of the orifice is 1.1 mm or ...
5 mL, Bulk, 100 tips/bag Recommended for 5 mL SofTouch electronic pipettes....
... The easy way to order tips. Each ... tips)except for D10mL, which contains 200 tips (4 ... re-sealable Bulk Packs of 200 tips per pack. ... which can easily be opened for quick access ...
300 L, Bulk Recommended for 250 and 300 L pipettes. Can also be used with 20, 25, 50, 100 and 200 L pipette...
Medicine Products: