Writer’s cramp is a medical condition that is mainly characterized by pain, stiffness, and/or cramping in the hands, fingers, or forearms. Also known as “Scrivener’s palsy” and “dystonia of the hand”, writer’s cramp can affect anyone who routinely performs repetitive motor tasks, not just writers. These include musicians, skilled craftsmen, jewelers, technicians, and the like.
Treatment for writer’s cramp mostly involves resting the affected area for several days – or even weeks if necessary – and over-the-counter pain relief medication. However, patients may get significant benefits from using marijuana during the healing and recovery stage. Apart from easing the pain and discomfort of the condition, marijuana may also help speed up the healing process by reducing swelling and inflammation.