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 Manahawkin
chiropractic clients! – forearm pain may be a problem. Chiropractic
care at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center can help with diagnosis, relieving treatment and specific
exercise recommendations to strengthen and stretch muscle tendons contributing to
forearm tendinitis and forearm pain.
Chronic tendon injuries are common and
often linked to occupational issues like a modification
in activity requiring 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 involve
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 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 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) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center will start
with a comprehensive 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 making 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 where you hold your arm out straight, palm facing down with the other hand drawing
your fingers toward your forearm will help preserve the suppleness of these forearm tendons. (4) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
will work with you to ensure your
form is proper so that you get the most from doing them.
CONTACT Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
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 includes spinal manipulation,
nutrition, and exercise.
Schedule your Manahawkin chiropractic
appointment soon. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center helps many Manahawkin
patients with forearm tendinitis due to computer typing and mouse use.