Fort Wayne Forearm Pain due to Computer Keyboarding and Mouse Use Benefit from Chiropractic Care05/18/2021Computer-related arm pain. Forearm pain. Computers, keyboards, and their mice can cause havoc on arms and necks and wrists at times. If computers and their accessories are a key of your life - as they are for so many Fort Wayne chiropractic clients! – forearm pain may be a problem. Chiropractic care at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc can help with diagnosis, relieving treatment and specific recommended exercises to stretch and strengthen muscle tendons contributing to forearm tendinitis and forearm pain. FOREARM TENDINITIS Chronic tendon injuries are common and often related to occupational issues like a modification in activity requiring the use of that tendon. Tendons are a complex combination of flexibility, elasticity, and strength triggering a painful reaction and weakness. (1) The hand and its motions engage many muscle tendons that start in the hand or insert into it from outside the hand like external tendons from the forearm. (2) In tendinitis, these muscle tendons may thicken and become painful due to overuse or non-ergonomic equipment or poor form while utilizing them. Strengthening exercises and rest may help relieve the pain. Mainly due to overuse, forearm tendinitis stems from inflammation, irritation, redness, and swelling of the tendons in the wrist and elbow. (3) Pain in one area like in the forearm is frequently not isolated, so weakness in other areas like the shoulder need attention, too. (4) Chiropractic care may benefit other arm pain issues, like radial nerve entrapments and lateral elbow epicondyle pain into the lower arm which increase when using a mouse in computer work. (5) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc will determine what is causing the pain via a good examination and come up with the treatment plan to address the pain and keep it in check. EXERCISES TO STRENGTHEN FOREARM MUSCLE TENDONS Beyond using better ergonomic equipment choices like a keyboard with better ergonomics and/or mouse, forearm muscle exercises can help. Wrist extension and flexion exercises with a light weight of a pound or two help strengthen the muscle tendons. Ball squeeze exercises repeated 15-20 times is helpful, but begin with gentle squeezes and expand to stronger squeezes. Stretching exercises that have you hold your arm out straight, have your palm side face down with the other hand drawing your fingers toward your forearm will help keep these forearm muscle tendons supple. (4) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc will work with you to ensure your form is proper so that you benefit most from doing them. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Steven Baroody on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the treatment of shoulder and arm pain with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that incorporates spinal manipulation, nutrition, and exercise. Make your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment now. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc helps many Fort Wayne patients with forearm tendinitis due to computer typing and mouse use. « View All Featured Exercises"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."