The focal dystonia
are almost universally misdiagnosed initially and will present to multiple medical specialists or therapists, usually over years, before the clinician attuned to this disorder makes an instant diagnosis.
Leon Fleisher endured for many years, having been compromised in the early heights of his career from a debilitating condition of his right hand, later diagnosed as focal dystonia
, a neurological condition that causes the fingers to curl into the palm of the hand.
It is the most common form of adult-onset focal dystonia
The final chapter adds information on vital healthcare considerations, such as overuse-misuse syndrome ((RSI) and focal dystonia
Billy is a virtuoso guitarist who has a condition called focal dystonia
, an incurable neuromuscular disorder.
In 1999, after having been named to Billboards Top Ten Chart, McLaughlin vanished from sight as his career crumbled due to a little-known neuromuscular disorder, focal dystonia
, which destroyed the use of his fret-playing hand.
Moira Gleed, 66, developed focal dystonia
, a rare neurological complaint that causes the eyelid muscles to spasm.
Moira Gleed's rare condition - called focal dystonia
- causes her eyes to shut randomly against her will.
Repetitive stress injuries such as focal dystonia
, carpal tunnel and tendinitis can be prevented and treated by this approach.
Sadly, she died a few years ago and now a condition called focal dystonia
means he has lost the fine motor skills in his fingers he needs to work in watercolour.
More specifically, they are muscle spasms caused by performance anxiety or by a neurological dysfunction called focal dystonia
There are others with focal dystonia
in their necks or other places, and others have multifocal dystonia or generalized dystonia, like me.