Upper Extremity

The upper extremity experiences a multitude of injuries and dysfunction due to the constant use and repetitive insult on a daily basis. Some of the more common conditons we treat in the Upper Extremity include

Shoulder Impingement

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome is a common shoulder condition that involves the rotator cuff tendons, which can become inflamed, irritated or pinched as they pass between the acromion process of the scapula and the head of the humerus. Symptoms include pain, weakness and a loss of range of motion of the shoulder especially with overhead movements. >> Learn more

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder or adhesive capsulitis is a generic medical term in which the shoulder capsule becomes irritated, inflamed, stiff and or fibrotic leading to pain, stiffness and a reduced range of motion of the shoulder joint. >> Learn more

Rotator Cuff Strain and Dysfunction

The rotator cuff is a term given to the group of muscles (Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Subscapularis, and Teres Minor) that all function together to provide the glenohumeral joint (shoulder) with dynamic stability and movement. These muscles are active during any and all movements of the shoulder and can become injured and torn leading to restrictions in movement and pain. >> Learn more

Acromioclavicular Joint Sprain/ Separation

The Acromioclavicular joint is the joint at the top of the shoulder that connects the distal end of the clavicle (collar bone) to the scapula. It functions in shoulder and arm movements to provide stability and allow a proper range of motion. >> Learn more

Biceps Tendonopathy

The long head of the biceps tendon attaches the upper bicep to the bones in the shoulder. Bicep tendonopathies usually occur as a result of repetitive overhead activities of the shoulder joint like swimming, baseball or tennis to name a few. Overtime our tendons slowly weaken and break down. >> Learn more


Bursas are small sacs or pouches located throughout the body that provide cushions between bones, tendons, and muscles to help prevent friction and allow free movement at joints. Bursa have the potential to swell up and become very painful. Symptoms can include pain with touch, pain with movement, pain at night and swelling. >> Learn more

Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)

Medical epicondylitis involves the anterior forearm musculature and the common origin of the forearm flexors. >> Learn more

Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)

Lateral Epicondylitis involves the posterior forearm musculature and the common origin of the forearm extensors. >> Learn more

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common median nerve entrapment syndrome. The most common symptoms include tingling, numbness or pain into the distribution of the median nerve (thumb, index finger, middle finger and lateral half of ring finger) and pain in the wrist or hand. Others include night pain and a feeling of hand swelling. >> Learn more

Hand and Wrist pain

Hand and wrist pain are common amongst professions and athletes that use their hands for repetitive motion. Injury can occur anywhere in the hand or wrist and it is important to develop an accurate diagnosis to create an effective treatment plan. >> Learn more