Upper extremity pain can make everything from driving to staying active impossible. To get you back to feeling your best, Champlain Spine and Pain Management is here to provide you with the best possible care.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that causes pain and decreased mobility of the hand. This condition develops when a nerve in the wrist is pinched, either by falling, going through repetitive motions, or as a result of genetics. While some people are able to live with mild carpal tunnel syndrome, many patients experience a great reduction in discomfort following carpal tunnel release surgery.
De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis refers to a condition in which the sheath of the tendon that runs along your wrist and thumb becomes inflamed. When this sheath is swollen, the tendons are no longer able to move freely. Moreover, some patients may experience “sticking” in their thumb, where their finger becomes stuck in a certain position, as a result of this condition.
Rotator Cuff Tears
Rotator cuff tears are a serious condition where the tissues that connect muscles to the shoulder bone become torn or severed. This condition is most commonly found in athletes, but many people can develop a rotator cuff tear after lifting a heavy object or rotating their arm unnaturally.
Shoulder pain refers to any sort of discomfort that is localized to the shoulder joint and surrounding muscles. This type of discomfort, however, can be caused by a wide variety of conditions or injuries, making it all the more important to work with a specialist to get a correct diagnosis and treatment plan.
Tendonitis is a common condition where the connection between muscle and bone becomes irritated. In the upper extremities, tendonitis most commonly affects the wrist, elbow, and shoulder. While some people may benefit from rest, it is important to monitor your symptoms and seek medical care if your condition worsens.
Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow
Tennis elbow and Golfer’s elbow are two common conditions that affect the elbow. Tennis elbow develops as a result of repetitive motions, such as turning your elbow joint outward time and time again. Golfer’s elbow, on the other hand, is caused by the repetitive motion of turning your elbow joint inward. Both of these conditions require medical treatment and possible physical therapy to help the patient avoid further injury.
Wrist pain refers to any discomfort that is localized to the wrist. As one of the most complex joints in our body, our wrists are prone to injury and conditions that cause pain, such as FOOSH injuries and arthritis. Carpal tunnel is another common cause of wrist pain that many patients seek care for.
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