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

May 18, 2021

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 essential part of your life - as they are for so many Southern New Hampshire chiropractic clients! – forearm pain may be an issue. Chiropractic care at New Hampshire Spine and Sport can help with diagnosis, relieving treatment and specific recommended exercises to stretch and strengthen muscle tendons contributing to forearm tendinitis and forearm pain.

FOREARM TENDINITIS

Chronic tendon injuries are quite usual and often linked to occupational issues like a modification in activity requiring 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 begin in the hand or insert into it from outside 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 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 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 Hampshire Spine and Sport will start with a good exam to confirm 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. 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 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 preserve the suppleness of these forearm tendons. (4) New Hampshire Spine and Sport will work with you to ensure proper form so that you benefit most from doing them.

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Schedule your Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment soon. New Hampshire Spine and Sport helps many Southern New Hampshire patients with forearm tendinitis due to computer typing and mouse use.

New Hampshire Spine and Sport details what forearm tendinitis is, its tie for many people to computer keyboarding and mouse use and how chiropractic can help.