Shoulder & Elbow Pain
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What is Shoulder & Elbow Pain?
Normally, the shoulder has a wide range of motion, making it the most mobile joint in the body. But because of this flexibility, it's not very stable and is easily injured.
Stiffness, pain, a limited range of motion, and weakness in your shoulder are all signs of an injury that requires medical attention—the sooner the better.
UR Medicine's Treatments for Shoulder & Elbow Pain
At UR Medicine's Orthopaedics & Physical Performance, we see every kind of shoulder and elbow problem, from sports injuries to osteoarthritis. Most of these issues can be treated without surgery.
If surgery is required, we can often use minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures, using small incisions and a tiny camera to find the source of the problem and repair it quickly.
When arthritis or multiple injuries require more complex surgery, our surgeons put their decades of experience to work, performing everything from tendon transfers to full shoulder and elbow joint replacements.
Shoulder Conditions We Treat Include:
- Articular cartilage damage
- Collarbone injuries
- Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
- Joint instability
- Nerve entrapment
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Separated shoulder
- Shoulder arthritis
- Shoulder dislocation
- Shoulder fractures
- Shoulder impingement
- SLAP tears
- Sprains and strains
- Torn or detached glenoid jabrum
Elbow Conditions We Treat Include:
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Elbow joint arthritis
- Golfer's and baseball elbow (medial epicondylitis)
- Recurrent and chronic elbow instability
- Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
- UCL injury
What Sets Us Apart?
Our orthopaedic doctors have won many distinctions, including being named to the list of Best Doctors in America for Sports Medicine. They are active in University of Rochester Medical Center sports performance and injury prevention programs. Because of our expertise, the Rochester Red Wings, Rochester Amerks, Rochester Knighthawks, and several college sports teams trust our doctors to serve as their team physicians.
And because we’re an academic medical center, our doctors also lead research. They have published dozens of papers in national journals, furthering their expertise and influence as leaders in their field. So your care is informed by the latest advances and knowledge in the field.
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