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Sitka 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 essential part of your life - as they are for so many Sitka chiropractic clients! – forearm pain may be an issue. Chiropractic care at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka can help with diagnosis, relieving treatment and specific recommended exercises to strengthen and stretch muscle tendons causing forearm tendinitis and forearm pain.


Chronic tendon injuries are quite usual and often related to occupational issues like a change 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 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 using them. Strengthening exercises and rest may help relieve 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) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka will start with a good exam to verify the source of your pain and establish a relieving treatment plan. It’s a very common issue that is managed with treatment and exercise.


Beyond making 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 performed 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 pulling your fingers toward your forearm will help preserve the suppleness of these forearm tendons. (4) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka will partner with you to be sure proper form so that you get the most from doing them.

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

Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka 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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