1 What are Yips?
Involuntary wrist spasms are called Yips.
It occurs most often when golfers are trying to putt but it can affect people who play cricket, darts and baseball.
Earlier it was thought to be associated with performance
anxiety. However, it is now known that it is caused by a neurological dysfunction.
Changing the way people perform the effected task may help to get some relief from yips.
Symptoms of yips include:
involuntary muscle jerk,
Yips are caused by a focal
dystonia in which there are involuntary muscle contractions during a specific task.
It is also associated with overuse of certain set of muscles and
Performance anxiety in which the person gets so anxious and self-focused that their ability to execute a skill is impaired.
Treatments for yips include:
Changing the grip. Using a different putter, a longer putter this allows the person to use more arms and shoulders.
Mental skill training in which positive thinking ideas are given to reduce
5 Risks and Complications
Older age, golfers and lower handicapped leads to greater risk of yips.