Computer-related arm pain. Forearm pain. Computers, keyboards,
and their mice can reek 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 Millville
chiropractic clients! – forearm pain may be an issue. Chiropractic
care at Wilson Family Chiropractic can help with diagnosis, relieving treatment and specific
recommended exercises to stretch and
strengthen muscle tendons causing
forearm tendinitis and forearm pain.
Chronic tendon injuries are quite usual 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 originate 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 develop pain 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 results from
inflammation, irritation, redness, and swelling of the tendons in the wrist and
elbow. (3) Pain in a single 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) Wilson Family Chiropractic will start
with a comprehensive exam to verify the source
of your pain and set a relieving treatment plan. It is
a very common issue that is helped with treatment and exercise.
EXERCISES TO STRENGTHEN FOREARM MUSCLE TENDONS
Beyond using better ergonomic equipment choices
like an ergonomic keyboard and/or
mouse, forearm muscle exercises can
help. Strengthen the tendons with wrist extension and flexion exercises with a
light weight of a pound or two. Ball
squeeze exercises performed 15-20 times is helpful, but begin
with gentle squeezes and build up to stronger squeezes. Stretching
exercises where 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) Wilson Family Chiropractic
will work with you to ensure proper form so that you benefit most from doing them.
CONTACT Wilson Family Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Steven Baroody on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates
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 Millville chiropractic
appointment soon. Wilson Family Chiropractic helps many Millville
patients with forearm tendinitis due to computer typing and mouse use.