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  • 3 years ago

I am a lefty and have to twist my wrist to write, how can I prevent cramping in my wrist when I write for extended periods of time?

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  1. TranceNova
    • 3 years ago
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    Hmmm how (or perhaps why) do you have to twist your wrist to write? Maybe test out a large pile of different pens and see which ones are most comfortable. Also you can get mouldable grips which you can change the shape of to fit your hand. I'm a leftie too and all I get is really black hands, I demand we write from right to left! :P

  2. NachoCheese
    • 3 years ago
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    If you're twisting your wrist so you don't smear what you've written, you could try putting a piece of paper between your hand and the paper. You could also get something like they have for your forearms when typing on a keyboard, only for your wrist while writing.

  3. Dave128
    • 3 years ago
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    take a timer with you, set it for 15 minutes and write like that. After that, take :30 seconds to stretch back to normal, then do 15 minutes again. Adjust times as you need to. Helpful?

  4. Gary_Ahuja
    • 3 years ago
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    the same problem is with me

  5. Gary_Ahuja
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    Thanks Dave it will help me

  6. BlackholeMind
    • 3 years ago
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    I like Dave's suggestion. Take breaks. I like to stretch my fingers' muscles during them. My writing breaks: Hold your hand out, palm up. With your other hand, push all four fingers down and toward the back of your hand. Do this comfortably, don't strain your knuckles. Now relax the fingers being stretched: "feel" the stretch. You can repeat this for the other side by pulling your palm toward the inside of your arm, but in your case you may not want to - as this is the position you are getting cramps in. To avoid cramps eat foods with high potassium: Fruits - banana, melons, apricots, raisins, avocados Juice - carrot, prune, tomato, orange, PICKLE (while cramping) Fish - tuna, clams Others - almonds, any beans (green especially), yogurt, potatoes These foods will still help WHILE you are getting cramps, so don't be shy. I would strongly suggest trying to learn handwriting again at a more comfortable angle.

  7. iris31
    • 3 years ago
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    Definitely learn to write at a more natural angle. I'm a lefty as well, and sometimes I find that rotating the paper helps. If reason you twist your wrist is because your writing tends to be slanted otherwise, this may allow you to write without twisting your wrist If that's not the reason and you just grew up writing that way, then definitely do as everyone here has said: stretch your hand frequently, take breaks, and try to keep it from tensing up while you're writing. I play the cello and often the hand I hold the bow in cramps up because I've been (unconsciously) tensing it. Like Dave128, take breaks and notice if you've been tensing your hand, and really try to avoid it when you're writing. And good suggestions from BlackholeMind about the foods.

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