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West Palm Beach 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 cause havoc on arms and necks and wrists at times. If computers and their accessories are an essential part of your life - as they are for so many West Palm Beach chiropractic clients! – forearm pain may be a problem. Chiropractic care at Chiropractic Care can help with diagnosis, relieving treatment and specific exercise recommendations to strengthen and stretch muscle tendons contributing to forearm tendinitis and forearm pain.

FOREARM TENDINITIS

Chronic tendon injuries are common and often related to occupational issues like a modification 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 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 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 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) Chiropractic Care 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 using better ergonomic equipment choices like an ergonomic keyboard and/or mouse, forearm muscle exercises can help. Wrist extension and flexion exercises with a light weight of a pound or two help strengthen the muscle tendons. Ball squeeze exercises performed 15-20 times is helpful, but begin 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 pulling your fingers toward your forearm will help keep these forearm muscle tendons limber. (4) Chiropractic Care will partner with you to ensure your form is proper so that you get the most from doing them.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Steven Baroody on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates 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 West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment soon. Chiropractic Care helps many West Palm Beach patients with forearm tendinitis due to computer typing and mouse use.

Chiropractic Care 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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