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Shoulder / Elbow / Hand

Physical Therapy Services

Conveniently located in Waterloo, NY on Rte 5 & 20

Finger Lakes Physical Therapy

(315) 539-4683
"Austin's is great. They work with you to get you back in the best of shape after injuries and surgeries between working in the gym or in the pool, which is wonderful."
-- JESSICA F. --
"Brilliant physical therapists who genuinely care and want to help you! The facility is nice and up to date as well, and I love the heated pool!"
-- LISA M. --

Physical Therapy for Shoulders, Elbows, and Hands

Shoulder pain can take many forms – it can come from a significant injury or from simply reaching toward a high shelf…or even when you’re just struggling to find a comfortable position to sleep in. Sometimes you just can’t get through a day without feeling a dull aching pain in your shoulder and neck. It can show up as a result of an injury, making you feel as if your shoulder is immobile. Let our team of physical therapists help you find shoulder pain relief!

There are numerous reasons why someone may experience shoulder pain, and the severity can range from the temporary discomfort of a pulled muscle to the agonizing bone-on-bone friction of arthritis.

Are you experiencing any of these common shoulder pain conditions?

The complexities of the shoulder joint present many opportunities for pain-causing conditions. Some of the most common causes of shoulder pain include:

• Arthritis
• Frozen shoulder

• Impingement
• Tendinitis

• Rotator cuff tear
• Shoulder instability

Is Your Elbow, Wrist, or Hand Giving You Problems?

Whether you’re experiencing pain due to an injury, ailment, or some other underlying condition, it can greatly impact your quality of life. Imagine your typical morning: you get out of bed, brush your teeth, shower, get dressed, make breakfast, and begin your commute to work.

At this point, you’ve already used your elbows, wrists, and hands hundreds of times – and you’re still at the beginning of your day! If you are doing all this with pain, it can make everyday mundane tasks become really painful. You might even find it difficult to navigate your own home independently.

You use your elbows, wrists, and hands constantly throughout the day – but nothing will make you realize just how much you use them like feeling the aches and pains within them. Fortunately, you can find relief or even experience a full recovery by working with a licensed physical therapist at the Austin Physical Therapy Center in Waterloo, New York.

What causes elbow, wrist, and hand pain?

There are many reasons you might be experiencing upper extremity pain. Some of the most common conditions that may be the culprit for the pain you are feeling, include:

• Arthritis
• Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

• Elbow Bursitis
• Golfer’s Elbow/Tennis Elbow

• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Sprains/Strains

Everyone deals with  symptoms differently when it comes to extremity pain. You may consider your pain level to be between mild and severe, and it may also be intermittent, meaning it comes and goes at different times in your day. Regardless of your pain level, don’t expect it to disappear on its own.

Short-term pain in the shoulder, elbow, wrist, or hand typically results from an injury, but long-term chronic pain may indicate illness or other underlying factors.

Other symptoms accompanying the pain may include numbness or tingling in the extremities, especially in the fingers. This can make it difficult for you to physically perform in a range that is normal for you, creating issues with work or completing everyday tasks, depending on your condition.

Ready to experience relief?

Our physical therapists are movement experts, trained to pinpoint the cause of your pain through a variety of diagnostic techniques. During your evaluation, we will examine your range of motion, strength, coordination, medical history, joint mobility, and mechanics of your joint motion.

Physical therapy is a natural, easy, and comfortable way to find relief for shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand pain, without the need for harmful drugs or invasive surgery. Once our therapist has established the cause of your extremity pain, they can create a specialized combination of physical therapy methods to manage and relieve your pain.

Your treatment plan may involve gentle manual therapy, which helps to restore normal joint movement, ease soft tissue restrictions, and promote circulation. It could also include specific therapeutic exercises to restore strength and the correct sequence of muscle activation around the affected areas.

Another benefit of physical therapy is that you’ll learn new ways to move your body to enhance your strength and to prevent the recurrence of future problems.

Call our office at (315) 539-4683 to schedule your initial appointment!

Questions? Need to schedule an appointment? Call (315) 539-4683 today!