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 Toronto
chiropractic clients! – forearm pain may be an issue. Chiropractic
care at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre can help with diagnosis, relieving treatment and specific
exercise recommendations to stretch and
strengthen muscle tendons causing
forearm tendinitis and forearm pain.
Chronic tendon injuries are quite usual and
often related to occupational issues like a alteration
in activity requiring 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 involve
many muscle tendons that start 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 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) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre will figure
out what is causing the pain via 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 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 build up 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 suppleness of these forearm tendons. (4) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
will work with you to be sure your
form is proper so that you benefit most from doing them.
CONTACT Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
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 Toronto chiropractic
appointment now. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre helps many Toronto
patients with forearm tendinitis due to computer typing and mouse use.