The Cost of Being Connected: Hand Pain
The Cost of Being Connected: Hand Pain

The odds are high that you, like most everybody, has had a minor problem with a finger, hand, or wrist. The truth is, while the pain may be local to one area, they are all connected and rely upon one another for proper functioning. The hands and wrists are so commonly utilized every day, as our main tools and our first line of defense, so they are subject to a variety of problems. Some problems are the result of how you use your hands in everyday activities – for example, sprains and strains as well as fractures can occur with lifting and carrying heavy objects, operating machinery, bracing against a fall, or sports-related injuries.

If you've ever awakened with numb hands, had your finger lock while filling out a crossword puzzle, or tried in vain to open a jar, you know what it's like to have your hands fail you. Hand pain can be caused by disease or injury affecting any of the structures in the hand, including the bones, muscles, joints, tendons, blood vessels, or connective tissues.

Hand pain and stiffness, often tolerated without medical attention, can be successfully treated. You don't have to accept discomfort and disability as a consequence of aging. Fortunately, there are a host of treatments that can alleviate pain and improve function with minimal recovery time. Conditions that affect the hand and wrist include:

  • Sprains and Strains
  • Ligamentous Injuries
  • Fractures
  • Repetitive Trauma Syndrome
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Arthritis: Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Trigger Finger
  • Any problem that causes pain, swelling, discoloration, numbness or a tingling sensation, or abnormal contour of the hand or wrist that persists for more than two or three days should be evaluated by your doctor as early as possible, to establish the cause and obtain the best treatment.
To learn more about hand pain, and how to treat it call Tucson Orthopaedic Institute at our East Tucson office at (520) 784-6200, Northwest Tucson office at (520) 382-8200, or Oro Valley office at (520) 544-9700. To request an appointment, you can call or use our secure online appointment request form

Don't Be Scared of Physical Therapy Equipment
Don't Be Scared of Physical Therapy Equipment

The main goal of physical therapy is to restore your function and mobility, and eliminate or minimize your pain so you can get back to your normally active lifestyle. In fact, as experts in the way the body moves, physical therapists help people of all ages and abilities reduce pain, improve or restore mobility, and stay active and fit throughout life. While some people might that the tasks are daunting, or the equipment difficult to use, the overwhelmingly positive results for patient recovery should soften any fears about physical therapy.

A customized physical therapy program can help individuals return to their prior level of functioning, and encourage activities and lifestyle changes that can help prevent further injury, and improve overall health and well-being. Primary care doctors often refer patients for physical therapy at the first sign of a problem, since it is considered a traditional and non-invasive approach to managing problems.

Most physical therapy uses a combination of techniques to relieve pain and boost coordination, strength, endurance, flexibility, and range of motion. Physical therapists (PTs) often ask patients to use exercise equipment like bikes and treadmills. However, other equipment like using resistance bands, medicine balls, and foam rollers can be confusing if someone doesn’t instruct you on what they are and how to use them. Here is a guide on physical therapy equipment, and why it is not scary once you know how to use it.

1. Medicine Ball: The importance of a medicine ball is that it helps with strength, coordination, and balance. The medicine ball comes in a variety of colors, sizes, and weights. It is beneficial to start with the lightest and move up in weight as you get the hang of it while doing your exercises.

2. Foam Roller: In physical therapy, foam rollers are a crucial part in relieving tension and pain. If you have sore muscles, the foam roller gets out all the tension. The foam roller comes in different sizes and colors. Most importantly, it’s important to understand that foam rolling is uncomfortable at first, essentially due to getting knots out of your body. Listen to your body, and know your limits.

3. Resistance bands: Resistance bands are lightweight and can be taken anywhere. During physical therapy, resistance bands vary in tension, color, and thickness. Whatever style and color you use in physical therapy should be the one to use at home, if instructed.

Always consult your physical therapist at Tucson Orthopaedic Institute on how to use your new equipment before using it yourself. Exercising freely whenever you want in your home can be tantalizing, but exercising improperly could set you back weeks on your path to recovery. Mastering these tools will accelerate your recovery and get you back to your old self.

To learn more about physical therapy and the equipment used, call Tucson Orthopaedic Institute at our East Tucson office at (520) 784-6200, Northwest Tucson office at (520) 382-8200, or Oro Valley office at (520) 544-9700. To request an appointment, you can call or use our secure online appointment request form.

 

 


The Benefits of Coordinated Care & Physical Therapy
The Benefits of Coordinated Care & Physical Therapy

"Coordinated care" means that all healthcare professionals work together to help make sure patients get the right care at the right time. Coordinated care aims to make sure that patients, especially the chronically ill, get the right care at the right time, while avoiding unnecessary duplication of services and preventing medical errors. You'll benefit when your doctor, health care provider, or hospital coordinate your care, working together to give you the right care at the right time in the right setting.

Rehabilitation is an important process after surgery or injury that involves many different healthcare professionals. Of course, the main purpose of a rehabilitation center is to prepare patients to return home. Physical and occupational therapists work together in this effort. As part of this process, the nursing staff also coordinates the details of planning services and patient care.

When everyone works together to coordinate a patient's care, the result can be happier, healthier patients, faster recovery by those who are ill or hospitalized, and improved quality of life for those with serious and chronic conditions.

Benefits of Coordinated Care

·       Develop a plan to help achieve personal health goals

·       Family support and knowledge growth through individual visits and group seminars

·       Coordination of complex health care needs

·       Increased access to information related to medication, procedures, and diagnoses

Physical therapy has the potential to help restore independence to a homebound patient. Therapy emphasizes addressing mobility tasks and deficits in the skills that a patient has difficulty with or cannot perform without assistance. Through the incorporation of therapeutic exercise and functional training, patients will experience improvements with pain, range of motion, strength, endurance, balance, and mobility.

To learn more about coordinated care and physical therapy, call Tucson Orthopaedic Institute at our East Tucson office at (520) 784-6200, or our Northwest Tucson office at (520) 382-8200.


Common Sources of Shoulder Pain
Common Sources of Shoulder Pain

The shoulder has a wide and versatile range of motion. However, when something goes wrong with your shoulder, it prevents your ability to move freely, and can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort.

 The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint that has three main bones: the humerus (long arm bone), the clavicle (collarbone), and the scapula (also known as the shoulder blade). These bones are cushioned by a layer of cartilage. There are two main joints. The acromioclavicular joint is between the highest part of the scapula and the clavicle. The glenohumeral joint is made up of the top, ball-shaped part of the humerus bone and the outer edge of the scapula. This joint is also known as the shoulder joint.

A number of factors and conditions can contribute to shoulder pain. The most prevalent cause is rotator cuff tendinitis. This is a condition characterized by inflamed tendons. Another common cause of shoulder pain is an impingement syndrome where the rotator cuff gets caught between the acromion (part of the scapula that covers the ball) and humeral head (the ball portion of the humerus).

Shoulders get their range of motion from the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is made up of four tendons. Tendons are the tissues that connect muscles to bone. It may be painful or difficult to lift your arm over your head if the tendons or bones around the rotator cuff are damaged or swollen.

You can injure your shoulder by performing manual labor, playing sports, or even by repetitive movement. Certain diseases can bring about pain that travels to the shoulder. These include diseases of the cervical spine of the neck, as well as liver, heart, or gallbladder disease. You’re more likely to have problems with your shoulder as you grow older. It is especially common after age 60. This is because the soft tissues surrounding the shoulder tend to degenerate with age.

Other causes of shoulder pain include several forms of arthritis, torn cartilage, or a torn rotator cuff. Swelling of the bursa sacs (which protect the shoulder), or tendons can also cause pain. Some people develop bone spurs, which are bony projections that develop along the edges of bones.

To learn more about shoulder pain and what could be causing it, call Tucson Orthopaedic Institute at either the East Tucson office at (520) 784-6200, or the Northwest Tucson office at (520) 382-8200


What is Physiatry?
What is Physiatry?

A physiatrist practices in the field of physiatry, also known as physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), which is a branch of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients who have been disabled, from a disease, condition, disorder, or injury, primarily using physical medicine, or “physical” means, including non-surgical methods, such as physical therapy and medications to treat the patient.

Essentially, physiatrists specialize in treating conditions of the musculoskeletal system (bones, muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, and other structures), and the central/peripheral nervous system that affect a person's ability to function. It is important to note that physiatrists do not perform surgery. A physiatrist's treatment focuses on helping the patient become as functional and pain-free as possible in order to participate in and enjoy life as fully as possible.

Due to the broad spectrum of conditions treated and the comprehensive nature of their training, physiatrists are uniquely positioned to adapt to and design new technologies, as well as to the changing trends in healthcare. Areas of focus include:

1.       Neurorehabilitation: Some examples include Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis, Parkinson’s Disease

2.       Pain medicine: Chronic Pain Management, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Back Pain, Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, etc.

3.       Musculoskeletal care: Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Inflammatory Myopathies, Fibromyalgia, Spondyloarthropathies, Back Pain and Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

4.       Sports injuries: Achilles Tendonitis, Iliotibial Band Syndrome, Turf Toe, Medial & Lateral Epicondylitis, DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis, Rotator Cuff Pathology, Acromioclavicular Separation, Biceps Tendonitis, Stress Fractures, Concussion​

5.       Post-operative care: for Joint Replacement, Organ Transplantation, Amputations, Left-Ventricular Assistive Devices, Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehabilitation

6.       Pediatric functional and developmental disorders: Such as Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Spina Bifida, Down Syndrome

7.       Prosthetics and Orthotics: For Gait and Movement Disorders, Assistive Devices and Ambulation Aids, Spinal Orthoses, Neuro-prostheses

8.       Specialized rehabilitation: Concerning Fine Arts (music, dance, vocal), Cancer, Cardiac, Burns, Pulmonary, Family Training (for home care), Pelvic Pain, Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Palliative Care​

Since the spine is the locus of most of the body's musculoskeletal system, many physiatrists focus on treating back pain. For those who specialize with treating spinal problems, their focus may be more on rehabilitation or on injections (pain management), depending upon their training and personal preference. The following is a list of back conditions commonly treated by physiatrists:

·       Back pain, sciatica

·       Muscle and ligament injuries

·       Work injuries

·       Myofacial pain

·       Fibromyalgia

·       Spinal cord injury

·       Osteoarthritis

·       Ankylosing spondylitis

·       Osteoporosis

Many physiatrists also serve to coordinate the patient's care with a multidisciplinary team of other doctors and specialists, for example, physical therapists, spine surgeons, psychologists, chiropractors, and more.

To learn more about the field of physiatry, and how it may be able to help you, call Tucson Orthopaedic Institute at our East Tucson office at (520) 784-6200, Northwest Tucson office at (520) 382-8200, or Oro Valley office at (520) 544-9700. To request an appointment, you can call or use our secure online appointment request form.

 


Tucson’s first total‐knee replacement surgeries using the Mako Robotic Arm Assisted Technology
Tucson’s first total‐knee replacement surgeries using the Mako Robotic Arm Assisted Technology
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Feb. 27, 2017
Contact: Jim Marten
Communications Team, Tucson Medical Center
(520) 324‐4390
jim.marten@tmcaz.com

Tucson Orthopaedic Institute and Tucson Medical Center announce Tucson’s first total‐knee replacement surgeries using the Mako Robotic Arm Assisted Technology


TUCSON, Arizona – Dr. Russell Cohen of Tucson Orthopaedic Institute has performed Tucson’s first two total knee replacement surgeries using Mako, a robotic arm technology for custom surgical procedures.

Until recently, the advanced technology was used for hip and partial‐knee replacements only. These joints are central to body movement and endure a great deal of wear, making knee and hip issues common as we age.

“Patients often tell me the pain in their knee or hip has limited their ability to go grocery shopping, garden or play with their grandchildren,” said Dr. Cohen, who noted the benefits of joint replacement can positively impact mobility and change lives.

Tucson Orthopaedic Institute and Tucson Medical Center are working together to provide state‐of‐the art technology, like Mako. The Mako robotic arm assisted technology brings together advancements in imaging, software and robotics to increase the effectiveness of total hip and knee replacement surgery.

Dr. Cohen has performed more than 50 surgeries using the Mako technology. “With Mako, the surgeon builds the most accurate pre‐operative plan, eliminates the variables, and the robot‐assist facilitates the most precise implant fit.”

This remarkable technology implemented at TOI and TMC may reduce complications, improve outcomes, and increase patient satisfaction.

Nancy Cooper and Carolyn Murphy were the first two patients to receive their total knee replacements using the Mako technology.

“I have had my other knee replaced, and I have done more this week than I was able to do previously with the other replacement,” said Nancy Cooper. “Dr. Cohen does knees every day, and is familiar with everything, but he still took the time to answer my questions, to make sure I felt comfortable and not scared.”

Both patients were up and moving the same day as their surgery and are healing well. “I went in with a smile on my face, and woke up with a smile on my face,” said Carolyn Murphy.

Curious if Mako robotic surgery is right for you? Please call (520) 784‐6200 to schedule an appointment today.



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Tucson Medical Center, licensed at more than 600 beds, has been Tucson's nonprofit community hospital for more than 70 years. In addition to serving as a regional resource for emergency and pediatric care (including Tucson's first Pediatric Emergency Department), TMC offers top‐notch intensive care units for adults, children and newborns. Specialty areas include women's, maternity, cardiac, orthopaedic, neuroscience, neurologic, pediatric and imaging. TMC, designated as a 'Most Wired' hospital, employs a top‐level electronic medical record system.

The Tucson Orthopaedic Institute is one of the Southwest's leading orthopaedic medical practices. With five convenient locations and 50 practitioners, Tucson Ortho provides comprehensive surgical and non‐surgical care, serving both adults and children. The fellowship‐trained physicians at Tucson Orthopaedic lnstitute's specialty centers are committed to improving patient care through community education and outreach efforts to promote lifestyles that create strong, healthy bones, joints and muscles. For more information, please visit www.tucsonortho.com


8 Key Questions to Ask Your Physical Therapist Prior to Treatment
Questions to Ask Your PT

If you’ve never been to orthopedic physical therapy before or you’re starting PT at a new and unfamiliar place, there are some fundamental questions you should ask prior to your first appointment to make sure you will be comfortable at the facility and confident in the care you will be receiving.

1. Who will be providing my care?

Orthopedic physical therapy clinics may employ a number of different types of healthcare professionals, including physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapist assistants, or certified hand therapists. The type of therapist you see will typically depend on your diagnosis.

2. What qualifications and experience do your providers have?

Physical and occupational therapists have advanced degrees and typically pursue continuing education courses throughout their career. In addition, many therapists obtain additional certifications such as:

  • Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS)
  • Sports Certified Specialist (SCS)
  • Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)
  • Geriatric Certified Specialist (GCS)
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults (CEEAA)
  • Certified Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment (CMDT) of the Spine
  • Certified Orthopaedic Manual Therapist (COMT)

These certifications indicate the provider has taken post-graduate courses and passed an examination assuring a minimal competency level in the specific area.

At TOI, many of our therapists have these or other certifications. They also specialize in areas such as vestibular rehabilitation, balance and fall prevention, aquatic therapy, cranial sacral therapy, myofascial release, functional rehabilitation, kinesio taping, trigger point dry needling, instrumented soft tissue mobilization, movement analysis, and manual therapy.

3. Will I see the same physical or occupational therapist each time?

To build rapport and trust with your provider and ensure consistency of care, it is important for the same provider to treat you or supervise your care at each session. There may be times you are treated by a physical or occupational therapist assistant (PTA/OTA), but they are always overseen by the primary PT or OT and will follow the established treatment plan.

4. How many therapy sessions will I need and how long will they be?

This will depend on your diagnosis and compliance with your treatment plan. Your therapist will discuss a treatment plan with you in detail at the initial consultation.

5. What will a typical therapy session entail?

Your first PT visit includes a comprehensive evaluation. You will describe your medical history, your current problems and level of pain, what aggravates and eases your problem, how your pain or lack of mobility impacts or limits your daily activities, and what your goals are for physical therapy.

Your therapist will perform a physical evaluation including palpation, range of motion testing, muscle testing, neurological screening, and perhaps other tests to confirm or rule out other problems. He or she will then create a treatment plan with your input and explain what you can expect from each visit.

This typically includes therapeutic exercise (range of motion, strengthening, stretching) and functional training, as well as hands-on care, manual therapy, joint mobilization, modalities (heat, ice, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and more), and reviewing your home exercise program.

Depending on your diagnosis, your rehab may also include aquatic therapy, vestibular therapy to treat dizziness, balance and gait training, sport-specific exercise, or other treatment to address your specific problem(s).

6. Will physical therapy be painful?

People are referred to physical therapy for pain relief or to improve mobility. Your therapist will devise a treatment plan to address your specific complaints and goals for therapy. In some cases PT may be painful, especially after surgery. If you do experience pain during your therapy sessions, it is important to communicate this to your therapist, noting the intensity, frequency, and duration of pain. Your therapist will then adjust your treatment plan to work around or through the pain.

7. Do you accept my insurance?

This will typically dictate which physical therapy facility you can visit. Be sure the facility clarifies your insurance coverage prior to scheduling your initial appointment.

8. What are your hours of operation?

Convenience is key to ensuring you attend all your therapy sessions. Make sure your PT provider offers hours that are compatible with your schedule. Many offer early morning or evening hours to accommodate working patients.

Tuscon Orthopaedic Institute offers physical and occupational therapy in two convenient locations. Collectively, our therapists have over 220 years of combined orthopaedic rehabilitation experience. Learn more about the orthopedic rehabilitation services we provide and our highly qualified therapists, then call us to schedule your appointment.


Therapies Advancing for Hip and Knee Challenges
Source: Lovin' Life After 50: Tucson originally published on February 21, 2017

By Ali Dalal, MD

TUCSON - There are many welcome aspects of maturing - wisdom, experience, retirement and grandchildren, to name a few. Unfortunately, achy hips and knees aren't likely to make the list. A lifetime of active living, sports injuries and even a surgery or two can result in joint pain caused by arthritis. This ailment can be one for mature populations.

The hip and knee joints are central to everyday movement, and when issues surface, many experience uncertainty and anxiety about treatment. Will I need surgery? Can I keep my lifestyle? What will my joint be like 10 years from now?

Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Ali Dalal is a hip and knee specialist at Tucson Orthopaedic Institute. Dalal performs robotically assisted partial knee and total hip replacements using the Mako system. The surgery is planned with a 3D model of the joint and completed with the help of a robotic arm that does not allow deviations from the plan. Accurate implant placement may decrease complications and improve patient satisfaction.

He answers common questions about the treatment of hip and knee arthritis.

When should someone see a specialist? Standard aches and pains are common for people of any age, and they can increase in frequency as we add more candles to the birthday cake. So when does it become necessary to see an orthopaedic specialist?

If joint pain and lack of mobility are interfering with everyday life, one should seek the care of a specialist. I often see patients who are unable to rise after sitting on the ground with their grandkids or who have to take a break even after a short walk. It is important not to normalize constant joint pain as part of the aging process.

Is surgery the only option? Many who experience knee and hip pain are concerned that surgery is the only remedy.

Each person is unique, but a majority of patients do not require surgery. There are many effective therapies available, including physical therapy, oral anti-inflammatory medications, lifestyle modifications and joint injections. Many patients are surprised to find that the source of their pain was an easily treatable soft tissue injury that did not involve the joint at all.

When is surgery the best option?

If damage to the joint is severe and other therapies have not been effective, partial or total joint replacement can make a dramatically positive difference in a patient's quality of life. Long-term studies have found hip and knee replacement to be some of the most durable and successful procedures ever invented.

Are technological advances making a difference?

There have been significant technological advancements in the last 15 years. Improvements in materials science have made joint replacements more durable, better understanding of pain management has reduced recovery times, and the advent of robotically assisted surgery has improved surgical accuracy, ultimately creating a much better outcome.

What are the outcomes?

Robotically assisted surgery has already been proven to improve accuracy in implant placement for partial knee replacement. The pitfalls in total hip replacement, specifically dislocation and unequal leg lengths, are driven by inaccurate component placement. Mako technology may help minimize these complications going forward.

Dr. Ali Dalal graduated Summa Cum Laude from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science in molecular cell and developmental biology. He earned his MD from the University of California San Diego and completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Illinois Chicago. He completed a fellowship in hip and knee replacement at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute, where he worked with Dr. Kenneth Gustke, a pioneer in robotically assisted joint replacement surgery.


Notice of Special Hours: Walk-in Clinic OPEN this Weekend Only
Notice of Special Hours: Walk-in Clinic OPEN this Weekend Only

The Tucson Orthopaedic Institute After Hours Clinic will be open, this weekend only, in support of the Ft. Lowell Shootout soccer tournament. The After Hours Clinic provides specialized treatment to patients with acute orthopaedic injuries, including fractures, sports injuries, sprains, tears and other sudden bone and joint injuries – no appointment necessary!

Walk-in clinic hours are as follows:

Saturday, January 14th (10:00 am – 8:00 pm)

Sunday, January 15th (10:00 am – 2:00 pm)

East Office

1st floor of TMC's Orthopaedic and Surgical Tower

5301 E. Grant Rd.

784-6441

Our specialists treat acute orthopaedic injuries, reducing the wait time for patients to receive care compared to an emergency room or traditional urgent care center. Patients are assured expert care with a trained orthopaedic Physician Assistant on staff, and a supervising Tucson Ortho doctor on-call. Onsite x-ray and casting services provides all the orthopaedic care patients need in one visit.

IF YOU HAVE A LIFE-THREATENING CONDITION, CALL 911 OR GO IMMEDIATELY TO A HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM.


Treating Tennis Elbow

Treating Elbow PainTennis elbow is another term for tendonitis that affects the elbow. Tendonitis is a repetitive stress injury, or an injury that results from overuse of tendons and muscles in a specific area. Tennis elbow is caused by overuse of arm, forearm, and hand muscles, which results in elbow pain. While it is a common injury for those who play tennis, athletes in other sports or employees who use vibrating equipment (e.g., a jackhammer) or their forearms during manual labor are also susceptible.

The medical term for tennis elbow is lateral epicondylitis, which stems from the part of the elbow that is affected: the lateral epicondyle, or the bony area on the outside of the elbow where the muscles and tendons of the forearm attach.

Most cases of tennis elbow respond to nonsurgical treatments, and resting the forearm from the activity causing the pain is the most important part of treatment. Rest allows the small tears in the tendon to heal. The length of time you need to rest depends on how severe your condition is. It might be necessary to rest for a few weeks to a few months. In addition to rest, treatments may include:

  • Ice: Apply ice to the outside of your elbow as soon as you notice pain. Use for 10 to 15 minutes at a time, several times a day.
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs): Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen can help relieve pain.
  • Corticosteroid medication: Your doctor may inject a corticosteroid at the outside of the elbow to relieve pain and enable you to participate in physical therapy.
  • Physical therapy: A physical therapist will prescribe specific exercises to stretch and strengthen muscles and tendons around the injured elbow. Your PT can also teach you new techniques to handle movements that aggravate your condition.
  • Counterforce brace: This is an elastic band that wraps around the forearm just below the injured elbow. It may relieve symptoms by spreading pressure throughout the arm instead of putting it all on the tendon.
  • Surgery: This is a last resort if other treatment isn't helpful. Your doctor may recommend surgery if your elbow pain doesn't improve after 6 to 12 months of rest and rehab, or if you have a large tear in the tendon.

If you have or think you may be experiencing tennis elbow and at-home treatment is not relieving your pain, make an appointment with one of our orthopedists at a Tucson Orthopaedic Institute office near you.


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