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Richmond 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 Richmond chiropractic clients! – forearm pain may be a problem. Chiropractic care at Johnson Chiropractic can help with diagnosis, relieving treatment and specific recommended exercises to strengthen and stretch muscle tendons causing forearm tendinitis and forearm pain.

FOREARM TENDINITIS

Chronic tendon injuries are common and often related to occupational issues like a alteration in activity involving the use of that tendon. Tendons are a complex combination of flexibility, elasticity, and strength triggering a painful reaction and weakness. (1) The hand and its motions engage many muscle tendons that start 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 utilizing 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 one 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) Johnson Chiropractic 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 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 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, have your palm side face down with the other hand drawing your fingers toward your forearm will help preserve the suppleness of these forearm tendons. (4) Johnson 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 incorporates spinal manipulation, nutrition, and exercise.

Make your Richmond chiropractic appointment now. Johnson Chiropractic helps many Richmond patients with forearm tendinitis due to computer typing and mouse use.

Johnson Chiropractic 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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