ARM & ELBOW
Conditions & Treatments
Biceps Tendonitis | Elbow
Biceps tendonitis is a condition that affects the tendon in your elbow, called the “distal biceps tendon.” It connects the biceps muscle of your upper arm to the radius bone at the elbow. Those with this condition experience arm pain due to the tendon becoming inflamed or irritated.
Cervical Radiculopathy | Shoulder, Arm & Hand
This condition is an irritation or compression of one or more nerve roots in the cervical spine. An injury in the cervical spine can cause symptoms in the shoulders, arms, and hands because the nerves travel to these areas. Cervical radiculopathy may result from a variety of problems with the bones and tissues of the cervical spinal column.
Lateral Epicondylitis | Tennis Elbow
Commonly referred to as “tennis elbow”, lateral epicondylitis is an inflammation of the tendons that connect the muscles of the forearm to the elbow. The elbow pain associated with this condition is primarily felt at the lateral epicondyle the bony bump on the outer side of the elbow.
Overuse Injuries | Elbow
If you are an athlete, or if you work with your arms and hands, your elbows may be at risk for an overuse injury. This is an injury caused by repetitive motions. This type of injury can be a problem for people who play sports such as tennis or baseball. Children also have a higher risk due to the fact that their bones are still growing.
Peripheral Neuropathy | Shoulder, Arm & Hand
This condition involves the peripheral nervous system (the nerves that branch out from your brain and spinal cord and travel to all of the other parts of your body). These nerves can be damaged by diabetes, infections, injury and other factors. As a result, peripheral neuropathy can cause numbness and pain in your extremities and other symptoms.
Throwing Injuries | Elbow
Throwing overhand again and again puts a lot of stress on your elbow and can lead to injury. Young athletes, whose bones are still growing and those who don’t know how to throw properly are especially at risk.
Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury | Elbow
Like other joints, the elbow is held together by strong bands of tissue called ligaments. On the elbow’s inner side is the ulnar collateral ligament complex UCL. It’s made of three bands that connect the upper arm bone (humerus) to the lower arm bone (ulna). The UCL is the elbow ligament most often injured by baseball pitchers and by other athletes who play throwing sports.
Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection | Shoulder, Arm, Hand & Neck
This type of injection relieves pain in the neck, shoulders, and arms caused by a pinched nerve (or nerves) in the cervical spine. Conditions such as herniated discs and spinal stenosis can compress nerves, causing inflammation and pain. A cervical epidural steroid injection may decrease the swelling of nerves.
Cervical Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy | Shoulder, Arm, Hand & Neck
During this minimally-invasive procedure, heat from radio waves is used to treat painful facet joints in your neck, which can also cause shoulder and arm pain. Also called radiofrequency rhizotomy, this procedure can treat pain that doesn’t respond to medications or to physical therapy.
Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection | Shoulder, Arm, Hand & Neck
This injection procedure is performed to relieve neck, shoulder and arm pain related to compression of a nerve root in the cervical spine. Conditions such as herniated discs and spinal stenosis can compress nerves, causing inflammation and pain. Additionally, the medication injected helps decrease the swelling of nerves.
Regenerative Medicine | Shoulder, Arm, Hand & Neck
If you suffer from joint, tendon, ligament, back, neck or pelvic pain, you may be a candidate for regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicine refers to an exciting scientific and medical discipline that focuses on tapping into the capacity of the body to restore the functioning of damaged cells, tissues and organs.
Spinal Cord Stimulation | Shoulder, Arm, Leg & Back
Spinal cord stimulation (also called SCS) uses electrical impulses to relieve chronic pain of the arms, legs and back to prevent pain signals from being received by the brain. Those who suffer from neuropathic pain and whom conservative treatments have failed are candidates for SCS. This procedure requires a trial implantation to determine effectiveness, followed by permanent implantation of electrodes and a pulse generator that is controlled remotely.
Care & Management
If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, you may need to make some lifestyle changes, but you can still do many of the things you enjoy. You just have to take steps to manage your condition. Treatment options will be based on your individual needs.
Rheumatoid arthritis, also known as RA, is a chronic, autoimmune disease. It affects joints throughout the body and may cause stiffness, pain and swelling, making it hard to walk or accomplish everyday tasks. Treatment options will be based on your individual needs in the arm and elbow.