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 essential
part of your life - as they are for so many Auburn
chiropractic clients! – forearm pain may be an issue. Chiropractic
care at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. 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 linked 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 start 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 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) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. will figure
out what is causing the pain via a good examination
and come up with the treatment plan to address the pain and keep it in check.
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 repeated 15-20 times is helpful, but start
with gentle squeezes and expand to stronger squeezes. Stretching
exercises that have 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) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
will work with you to ensure proper form so that you benefit most from doing them.
CONTACT Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
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 Auburn chiropractic
appointment today. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. helps many Auburn
patients with forearm tendinitis due to computer typing and mouse use.