Elbow, Wrist and Hand

Injuries and disorders specific to the upper extremity. We are fortunate to have a Certified Hand Therapist who is nationally certified in this specialty.


  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

    A condition of pain at the elbow, and numbness and weakness of the hand caused by compression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow.  If treated in therapy early with education on positioning of the elbow to reduce tension on the nerve, soft tissue release, and nerve gliding exercises, symptoms can be reduced before surgery […]

  • Medial epicondylitis

    Also known as golfer’s elbow, Medial epicondylitis is a painful condition that occurs at the elbow due to excessive or repetitive flexing at the wrist. Pain is mostly found along the palm side of the forearm from elbow to wrist.  Therapists can help with this condition by reducing pain through exercise, and other modalities such […]

  • Lateral Epicondylitis

    Also known as tennis elbow is a painful condition that involves repetitive overuse movements at the wrist and elbow. The extensor muscles of your forearm become aggravated, which causes pain at the hand and forearm when attempting to grasp, twist or carry objects. Symptoms may include pain and tenderness over the elbow and hand, weakness […]


  • Traumatic Injuries of the Hand

    Accidents can cause fractures, torn tendons and nerves, dislocations of joints, and even crush injuries of the hand.  Due to the intricate nature of the hand, these injuries can be complex.  After initial treatment by an orthopedic doctor, your hand therapist will help to reduce pain and swelling, lessen scar tissue, improve sensitivity, safely increase […]

  • Dupuytren’s Contracture

    Dupuytren’s Contracture is a genetic disease where the soft tissue in the palm of the hand thickens creating difficulty with opening the hand and one or more fingers. In early and mild cases, occupational therapy can provide education on self management and orthotic intervention to reduce tightness.  Exercises are taught to encourage mobility of the […]

  • Trigger Finger

    Trigger Finger, or Stenosing Tenosynovitis is a condition where the tendons that bend the fingers and thumb thicken with age or overuse and have difficulty sliding through the ligaments that hold them in place within the palm. This creates a painful catching sensation or locking of the finger in a bent position when gripping.  In […]

  • Arthritis

    Most commonly in the hand, Osteoarthritis of the thumb and finger joints and Rheumatoid Arthritis of the wrist and knuckles are addressed in therapy to reduce pain and stiffness.  Patients are educated on protecting their joints to reduce deterioration by modifying activities and using adaptive devices to help with daily activities.  Your hand therapist may […]


  • Carpal Tunnel syndrome

    Carpal Tunnel syndrome is a condition that occurs due to repetitive fine motor control activities, or can occur due to conditions such as diabetes, obesity or rheumatoid arthritis. Pressure is placed over the Median nerve which runs through the Carpal Tunnel at the level of the wrist causing numbness, tingling, and weakness of the hand.

  • DeQuervain’s

    DeQuervain’s is a painful condition which affects the tendons of the thumb, causing pain on the thumb side of the wrist. It is commonly caused by repetitive movements done at the wrist and hand, which causes the tendons to become inflamed. Typical symptoms include pain when turning the wrist, gripping or grasping items, pinching or […]