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 start
with a comprehensive exam to confirm the source
of your pain and establish a relieving treatment plan. It’s
a very common issue that is managed with treatment and exercise.
EXERCISES TO STRENGTHEN FOREARM MUSCLE TENDONS
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 preserve the suppleness of these forearm tendons. (4) New Roads Chiropractic Center
will partner with you to ensure proper form so that you benefit most from doing them.
CONTACT New Roads Chiropractic Center
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.
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.