Oxford 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 sometimes. If computers and their accessories are an integral part of your life - as they are for so many Oxford chiropractic clients! – forearm pain may be a problem. Chiropractic care at Satterwhite Chiropractic 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 change in activity requiring the use of that tendon. Tendons are an intricate combination of flexibility, elasticity, and strength triggering a painful reaction and weakness. (1) The hand and its motions involve 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 develop pain 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 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) Satterwhite Chiropractic will determine what is causing the pain with 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 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 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, have your palm side face down with the other hand pulling your fingers toward your forearm will help keep these forearm muscle tendons limber. (4) Satterwhite Chiropractic will work 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.

Make your Oxford chiropractic appointment soon. Satterwhite Chiropractic helps many Oxford patients with forearm tendinitis due to computer typing and mouse use.

Satterwhite Chiropractic 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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