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Can dystonia affect the hands?

Dystonia can affect the muscles in the hands. Many people with hand dystonia have difficulty performing specific tasks, which may be the result of overusing certain muscles. Some musicians develop dystonia, for instance, which can make playing an instrument difficult. Cramping in the hands can affect writing as well.

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