Groton 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 a key of your life - as they are for so many Groton chiropractic clients! – forearm pain may be an issue. Chiropractic care at Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office can help with diagnosis, relieving treatment and specific exercise recommendations to stretch and strengthen muscle tendons contributing to forearm tendinitis and forearm pain.

FOREARM TENDINITIS

Chronic tendon injuries are common and often related to occupational issues like a change in activity involving 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 engage many muscle tendons that begin 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 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) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office will start with a good exam to verify the source of your pain and establish a relieving treatment plan. It is a very common issue that is managed with treatment and exercise.

EXERCISES TO STRENGTHEN FOREARM MUSCLE TENDONS

Beyond using 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 build up 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 keep these forearm muscle tendons flexible. (4) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office will work with you to ensure your form is proper so that you get the most from doing them.

CONTACT Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office

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.

Schedule your Groton chiropractic appointment today. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office helps many Groton patients with forearm tendinitis due to computer typing and mouse use.

Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office describes what forearm tendinitis is, its tie for many people to computer keyboarding and mouse use and how chiropractic can help. 
 
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