Hand and Shoulder

Hand and Shoulder

When you are experiencing shoulder, hand, wrist, or elbow pain or weakness, everyday tasks like opening a door, typing on a keyboard, or even combing your hair can be difficult. Whether your pain was caused by an injury or accident, or repetitive strain on your joints, St. Joseph Hospital Orthopedics & Physical MeHand and Shoulderdicine can help you reduce hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder pain, and get back to doing everyday activities pain-free.

Pain in your upper extremities can be caused by many factors, including:

• Fractures
• Strains & sprains
• Tendon injuries
• Overuse injuries
• Arthritis
• Nerve damage
• Carpal tunnel syndrome

The function of the hand is complex and the right type of treatment to keep the hand working properly requires specially trained orthopedic surgeons. Our surgeons treat conditions of the hand, shoulder, wrist and upper extremities such as tendon or nerve problems, repetitive use injuries, degenerative arthritis and carpal tunnel.

 

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy services are an important part of any treatment plan. Our physical therapists use the latest therapy techniques including traction, massage, manipulation, and electrical and ultrasound stimulation in effort to maximize patient function and independence.

Our team includes occupational and physical therapists that specialize in shoulder dysfunctions and hand therapy working with patients to develop a treatment plan that fits the needs of each patient.