Computer-related arm pain. Forearm pain. Computers, keyboards, and their mice can reek 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 Augusta chiropractic clients! – forearm pain may be an issue. Chiropractic care at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic can help with diagnosis, relieving treatment and specific exercise recommendations to stretch and strengthen muscle tendons causing forearm tendinitis and forearm pain.
Chronic tendon injuries are common and often related to occupational issues like a change in activity requiring the use of that tendon. Tendons are an intricate combination of flexibility, elasticity, and strength predisposing them to pain and weakness. (1) The hand and its motions involve 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 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) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic will start with a good exam to verify the source of your pain and establish a relieving treatment plan. It’s a very common issue that is helped with treatment and exercise.
EXERCISES TO STRENGTHEN FOREARM MUSCLE TENDONS
Beyond using 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 repeated 15-20 times is helpful, but start with gentle squeezes and expand to stronger squeezes. Stretching exercises where 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) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic 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.
Schedule your Augusta chiropractic appointment today. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic helps many Augusta patients with forearm tendinitis due to computer typing and mouse use.