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La Grande 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 at times. If computers and their accessories are an essential part of your life - as they are for so many La Grande chiropractic clients! – forearm pain may be an issue. Chiropractic care at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC can help with diagnosis, relieving treatment and specific exercise recommendations 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 modification 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 involve 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 using 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 a single 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) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC will start with a solid exam to confirm the source of your pain and set a relieving treatment plan. It is a very common issue that is managed with treatment and exercise.


Beyond making better ergonomic equipment choices like an ergonomic keyboard and/or mouse, exercising the forearm tendon muscles can help. Strengthen the tendons with wrist extension and flexion exercises with a light weight of a pound or two. Ball squeeze exercises performed 15-20 times is helpful, but begin with gentle squeezes and build up to stronger squeezes. Stretching exercises where you hold your arm out straight, palm facing down with the other hand pulling your fingers toward your forearm will help keep these forearm muscle tendons flexible. (4) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC will work with you to be sure proper form so that you get the most from doing them.

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Schedule your La Grande chiropractic appointment today. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC helps many La Grande patients with forearm tendinitis due to computer typing and mouse use.

Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC 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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