Arm Injuries and Pain
Your arms are anatomically complex — containing three bones and many muscles, joints, tendons and connective tissues. It takes all these components to keep the shoulder, elbow and wrist functioning optimally. But all of these parts are susceptible to injury, and when an injury occurs, it can be debilitating.
Fortunately, no matter what type of arm injury or condition you face, our arm doctors have the expertise and specialized knowledge you need. Whether you need basic conservative treatment to manage a minor injury or inflammation or more complex elbow surgery to correct an overuse injury, our orthopedic arm surgeons may be able to help.
Our team of orthopedic specialists can help treat:
- Golfer’s elbow
- MCL injuries
- Nerve issues
- Rotator cuff tears or injury
- Tennis elbow
Whether your discomfort and other symptoms are the result of an acute injury or something that’s chronic, specialty care is available. We provide a spectrum of care for injuries and conditions affecting the arms, including the shoulders and the elbows.
In many cases, a combination of at-home care, over-the-counter and prescription pain medications, injectable medications, behavioral modifications and physical therapy can help resolve arm discomfort and other symptoms.
But when conservative treatment methods aren’t enough, we also offer a range of surgical treatment options, includingulnar nerve surgery, UCL reconstruction (also known as Tommy John surgery) and golfer’s elbow treatment, among others.
Following surgical treatment, our clinical team can help guide you through the recovery process, providing individualized care plans that will include physical and occupational therapy to help you return to your full range of daily activities.
Your first step toward relief is to talk with an arm doctor or elbow specialist, who can help you gather the facts and make a decision aboutthe type of treatment that’s best for you. Call 480-558-3744 to schedule an appointment.
Sources: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Medline Plus, American Academy of Family Physicians