Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
This syndrome results from compression of the neurological structures (brachial plexus), vascular structures (arteries and veins), or both (neurovascular sleeve). Classic symptoms of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome include arm pain, arm numbness, and arm tingling that continues into the fingers. Also weakness, muscle wasting, muscle atrophy, a feeling of coldness in the hands, and loss of fine motor skills could be seen. Poor posture and improper breathing can contribute to Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Learn more
Post-Surgery Shoulder Rehabilitation
Some shoulder conditions, such as rotator cuff injuries, require surgery. Even with a positive surgical outcome, recovery and post-surgery rehab can be slow and painful. Patients can become frustrated with the lengthy and challenging physical therapy process and often resort to pain medication or pain injection therapy. Learn more
Overuse Shoulder Injuries
Overuse shoulder injuries are common in active adults. Repetitive activities, particularly when poor biomechanics are present, place tremendous stress on the structures of the shoulder. People of all ages can develop shoulder pain and shoulder injuries from overuse. Adolescents who are involved in year round sports such as baseball, tennis, or swimming are also vulnerable. Learn more
Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis is a very painful condition, though often patients are unaware of how the injury occurred. Most common in women over age 30, frozen shoulder is characterized by joint inflammation in its earliest stage. Over time the inflammation causes fibrosis, which ultimately limits shoulder movement. Getting dressed and even sleeping can become very difficult with frozen shoulder pain and stiffness. Learn more
Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
Rotator cuff tendonitis is a common condition caused by repetitive overhead activities over a prolonged period of time. Overuse of certain tendons and muscles can alter and compromise the texture or quality of the joint, resulting in inflammation and shoulder pain.
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Shoulder pain and shoulder weakness are common with rotator cuff injuries. Simple activities such as putting on a coat, brushing your hair, or opening a heavy door can become painful. Overhead activities such as baseball, tennis, volleyball, and weight training are typical contributors to this overuse injury. For some patients, self-treatments such as ice, heat, rest, stretching, and over the counter pain medications can be helpful in easing shoulder pain. However, without proper diagnosis of rotator cuff injuries proper healing may not occur. Learn more
Brachial Plexus Injuries
Injuries to the brachial plexus can be challenging to treat and understanding the mechanism of the injury is imperative. Traditional therapies include rest, ice, activity modification, and anti-inflammatory medications. We perform a complete postural, biomechanical, orthopedic, and neurological exam of the affected area, using diagnostic imaging as necessary. Learn more
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Rehabilitative exercises are integrated to improve any muscle imbalances, while soft tissue treatments and improvements to the joint mechanics are essential for healing to allow you to get back to your activity as soon as possible. Learn more