Computer-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.
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, palm facing down with the other hand drawing
your fingers toward your forearm will help preserve the flexibility of these forearm tendons. (4) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc
will partner 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.
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