Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge chiropractic clients! – forearm pain may be a problem. Chiropractic care at Spine & Sports Rehab Center can help with diagnosis, relieving treatment and specific recommended exercises to strengthen and stretch 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 alteration in activity involving the use of that tendon. Tendons are a complex 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 develop pain due to overuse or non-ergonomic equipment or poor form while utilizing them. Strengthening exercises and rest may assist in relieving the pain. Mainly due to overuse, forearm tendinitis results 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) Spine & Sports Rehab Center will determine what’s 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 a keyboard with better ergonomics 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 repeated 15-20 times is helpful, but begin with gentle squeezes and build up to stronger squeezes. Stretching exercises where you hold your arm out straight, have your palm side face down with the other hand pulling your fingers toward your forearm will help preserve the flexibility of these forearm tendons. (4) Spine & Sports Rehab Center will partner with you to be sure your form is proper so that you get the most from doing them.

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Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment soon. Spine & Sports Rehab Center helps many Baton Rouge patients with forearm tendinitis due to computer typing and mouse use.

Spine & Sports Rehab Center 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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