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Fort Wayne Forearm Pain due to Computer Keyboarding and Mouse Use Benefit from Chiropractic Care

May 18, 2021

Computer-related arm pain. Forearm pain. Computers, keyboards, and their mice can cause havoc on arms and necks and wrists sometimes. If computers and their accessories are an integral part 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 alteration in activity involving the use of that tendon. Tendons are an intricate combination of flexibility, elasticity, and strength triggering a painful reaction and weakness. (1) The hand and its motions engage many muscle tendons that originate in the hand or insert into it beyond the hand like external tendons from the forearm. (2) In tendinitis, these muscle tendons may thicken and develop pain due to overuse or non-ergonomic equipment or poor form while using them. Strengthening exercises and rest may help relieve the pain. Mainly due to overuse, forearm tendinitis results from inflammation, irritation, redness, and swelling of the tendons in the wrist and elbow. (3) Pain in one area like in the forearm is often 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 start with a comprehensive exam to confirm the source of your pain and set a relieving treatment plan. It’s a very common issue that is managed with treatment and exercise.


Beyond using better ergonomic equipment choices like a keyboard with better ergonomics and/or mouse, exercising the forearm tendon muscles can help. Wrist extension and flexion exercises with a light weight of a pound or two help strengthen the muscle tendons. Ball squeeze exercises performed 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 limber. (4) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc will partner with you to be sure your form is proper so that you get the most from doing them.

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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 includes 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.

Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc describes what forearm tendinitis is, its tie for many people to computer keyboarding and mouse use and how chiropractic can help.