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New Roads Forearm Pain due to Computer Keyboarding and Mouse Use Benefit from Chiropractic Care

Computer-related arm pain. Forearm pain. Computers, keyboards, and their mice can reek 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 New Roads chiropractic clients! – forearm pain may be an issue. Chiropractic care at New Roads Chiropractic 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 common and often linked to occupational issues like a alteration in activity requiring the use of that tendon. Tendons are a complex 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 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 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) New Roads Chiropractic Center will figure out what’s causing the pain with a good examination and come up with the treatment plan to address the pain and keep it in check.


Beyond making better ergonomic equipment choices like an ergonomic keyboard and/or mouse, forearm muscle exercises 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 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 keep these forearm muscle tendons limber. (4) New Roads Chiropractic Center will partner with you to ensure proper form so that you benefit most from doing them.

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Make your New Roads chiropractic appointment now. New Roads Chiropractic Center helps many New Roads patients with forearm tendinitis due to computer typing and mouse use.

New Roads Chiropractic Center details what forearm tendinitis is, its tie for many people to computer keyboarding and mouse use and how chiropractic can help. 
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