An intermediate student I inherited recently has a problem with frequent cramping in her left hand. There's some evidence of gripping with the thumb, for which I've prescribed tapping exercises, however her shifting technique is secure. She also gets the cramps during other activities such as writing. Also, she has some tension trouble in her right hand, leading to difficulty bending her fingers and thumb (little finger in particular). So far I've suggested soaking her hands in warm water, and flexing her hand muscles well before practising. But I feel I should have some other solutions up my sleeve. Does anyone have any success stories to share on this subject?
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