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Largo 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 an integral part of your life - as they are for so many Largo chiropractic clients! – forearm pain may be a problem. Chiropractic care at Hollstrom & Associates Inc can help with diagnosis, relieving treatment and specific recommended exercises to stretch and strengthen muscle tendons causing forearm tendinitis and forearm pain.

FOREARM TENDINITIS

Chronic tendon injuries are common 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 triggering a painful reaction 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 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 one 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) Hollstrom & Associates Inc will start with a solid exam to verify 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 making better ergonomic equipment choices like an ergonomic keyboard 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 start with gentle squeezes and build up 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 limberness of these forearm tendons. (4) Hollstrom & Associates Inc will work with you to be sure 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 describes the treatment of shoulder and arm pain with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that incorporates spinal manipulation, nutrition, and exercise.

Schedule your Largo chiropractic appointment today. Hollstrom & Associates Inc helps many Largo patients with forearm tendinitis due to computer typing and mouse use.

Hollstrom & Associates Inc 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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