Computer-related arm pain. Forearm pain. Computers, keyboards,
and their mice can cause havoc on arms and necks and wrists at
times. If computers and their accessories are an integral part of your life - as they are for so many Manchester
chiropractic clients! – forearm pain may be an issue. Chiropractic
care at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries 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 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 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 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 using
them. Strengthening exercises and rest may assist in relieving
the pain. Mainly due to overuse, forearm tendinitis stems 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) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries will determine what’s causing the pain via a good examination
and come up with the treatment plan to address the pain and keep it from
interfering in your life too much.
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 begin
with gentle squeezes and build up to stronger squeezes. Stretching
exercises that have you hold your arm out straight, have your
palm side face down with the other hand drawing
your fingers toward your forearm will help preserve the suppleness of these forearm tendons. (4) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
will partner with you to ensure proper form so that you get the most from doing them.
CONTACT Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
Listen to this PODCAST
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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 Manchester chiropractic
appointment now. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries helps many Manchester
patients with forearm tendinitis due to computer typing and mouse use.