Careful Listening and a Practical Approach to Hand and Upper Extremity Challenges in Women
There are many health issues specific to women and even more that are specific to perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid and other inflammatory arthritic conditions, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and fractures are more common in women than in men.
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As advanced cancer treatments continue to develop, resulting in increased survivorship numbers, The Institute for Hand & Upper Extremity Rehabilitation focuses on enhancing survivors' quality of life.
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Shoulder care, rehabilitation to improve function in the shoulder or shoulders for diagnosis including rotator cuff tears and injuries, frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis, arthritis and joint replacement for the shoulder, as well as impingement and bursitis. Pain in shoulders can be due to any of these ailments.
Therapy can be helpful to relieve shoulder pain and help to restore functional use. Whether it is returning to playing golf or other sport, or getting back to a job the requires reaching overhead or getting your dishes from your cabinet, we are here to assist you in reaching your goals.
The loosest joint in the entire body is the shoulder. It needs to be loose because it requires a range of motion along with a degree of stability for normal functions. The shoulder is made up of a ball and socket and joint as well as a shoulder blade and collar bone.
The ligaments, muscles and tendons around the shoulder play an important role in stabilizing and controlling a fairly complex series of movements involving the shoulder blade and collar bone.
Signs and symptoms of shoulder problems include pain, limited motion, catching or clicking, weakness, dead-arm feeling, pins and needles, numbness, grinding and stiffness.
Most diagnoses of the shoulder are treatable, including:
"Having been in therapy for 6 months, both before and after surgery I can say they tried very hard to make sure I had a good outcome......my recovery seems to take a long time, from my point of view, but Aileen was very patient and understanding when dealing with my impatience....she made the situation easier by her friendly and outgoing personality." - Carol C.