Arm Injuries

Shoulder/Rotator Cuff Injuries

Non-operative treatment is often the first line of treatment for rotator cuff injuries. If the tendons are strained or torn less than 50%, they respond well to an aggressive non-operative approach. Non-operative measures can include physical therapy, oral medications, biologic augmentation, ultrasound therapy, dry needling, and other modalities. It will often take 3 months to recover with non-operative measures.

Arm Rehabilitation information from Mystic Spine & SportTennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow

This includes pain on the outside or inside of your elbow that usually lasts a couple of days into weeks, and is common after repetitive activity as with sports or in certain working environments. Treatment is taken in stages and can include pain-controlling modalities like electrical stimulation, dry needling, and ultrasound to relieve acute pain, followed by rehabilitation and home-care exercises to prevent reoccurrence.

Wrist Sprains and Wrist Strains

Wrist injuries can include a wide range of events and normally includes pain in the wrist with a restricted range of motion or lack of strength. This is common after a fall, especially on an outstretched hand or from contact in an athletic event. Treatment includes taping and other modalities, along with rehabilitation exercises and in-home care.