Could you have the yips?
Sometimes things you've done a thousand times get harder, not easier.
If you watch or play sports, you've probably heard of "the yips"- muscle spasms that are notorious for wrecking a golfer's putt, tennis player's swing or baseball player's pitch.
But the yips, also called dystonia, can affect anyone who performs repetitive movements. For example, if you write, type or play a musical instrument, the condition could affect your life.
To correct the yips, The Dystonia Society recommends changing your approach with a different grip, tool or technique. Since anxiety can make yips symptoms worse, relaxation techniques or meditation can help, too.
Find help from the Northwell Health Rehabilitation Network.