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 a key of your life - as they are for so many Severna Park
chiropractic clients! – forearm pain may be a problem. Chiropractic
care at Back And Neck Care Center can help with diagnosis, relieving treatment and specific
recommended exercises to strengthen and stretch muscle tendons contributing to
forearm tendinitis and forearm pain.
Chronic tendon injuries are quite usual and
often related to occupational issues like a change
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 start 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 become
painful due to overuse or non-ergonomic equipment or poor form while utilizing
them. Strengthening exercises and rest may assist in relieving
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 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) Back And Neck Care Center will start
with a solid exam to confirm the source
of your pain and establish a relieving treatment plan. It’s
a very common issue that is managed with treatment and exercise.
EXERCISES TO STRENGTHEN FOREARM MUSCLE TENDONS
Beyond making better ergonomic equipment choices
like a keyboard with better ergonomics and/or
mouse, exercising the forearm tendon muscles 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 pulling
your fingers toward your forearm will help preserve the flexibility of these forearm tendons. (4) Back And Neck Care Center
will partner with you to ensure proper form so that you get the most from doing them.
CONTACT Back And Neck Care Center
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.
Schedule your Severna Park chiropractic
appointment today. Back And Neck Care Center helps many Severna Park
patients with forearm tendinitis due to computer typing and mouse use.