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McHenry 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 McHenry chiropractic clients! – forearm pain may be a problem. Chiropractic care at Spengel Chiropractic can help with diagnosis, relieving treatment and specific exercise recommendations to stretch and strengthen muscle tendons contributing to forearm tendinitis and forearm pain.

FOREARM TENDINITIS

Chronic tendon injuries are quite usual and often related 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 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 help relieve 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 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) Spengel Chiropractic will figure out what is causing the pain with a good examination and come up with the treatment plan to address the pain and keep it from interfering in your life too much.

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. 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 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 drawing your fingers toward your forearm will help preserve the limberness of these forearm tendons. (4) Spengel Chiropractic will partner with you to be sure proper form so that you benefit 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 describes 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 McHenry chiropractic appointment soon. Spengel Chiropractic helps many McHenry patients with forearm tendinitis due to computer typing and mouse use.

Spengel 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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