Sports-related task-specific dystonia: The yips

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While dystonia affecting athletes has not been researched or written about to the same degree as other focal dystonias, this may well be due to a previous lack of awareness or interest among both physicians and athletes. Because dystonia and occupational cramps affect people who write, type, and play a musical instrument, it is logical to believe that dystonia also affects people who play sports. This review represents an attempt to specifically focus on sports-related dystonia, and provide the clinician a rational approach to define the patient with the potential for benefit from emerging treatments for this interesting focal dystonia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Dystonia
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781420019988
ISBN (Print)0849376122, 9780849376122
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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