Elbow, Hand, Shoulder


A problem with your elbow may show up as a tingling sensation or numbness that radiates all the way down your arm. Conditions like elbow fractures, elbow spurs, arthritis, and aging can create irritation inside the elbow joint, and the tendons or bursa (fluid-filled sac on the tip of the elbow) can become inflamed.

An elbow injury can make it difficult to use your arm, which can affect your ability to work, drive, write, and perform normal daily activities. The pain will get better under the care of a qualified elbow specialist. Choose Tucson Orthopaedic Institute, where we have several fellowship-trained elbow experts in Tucson and Oro Valley, Arizona.

Elbow Conditions and Treatments

Hand & Wrist

Shaking a hand, waving to friends, grasping tools, typing a letter. These are actions we usually take for granted. An injury or onset of disease that interferes with the many functions of our hands can change the way we live and work.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common reasons to see a hand surgeon. It causes pain, numbness, and tingling in your thumb and/or fingers, radiating pain in your arm, weakness in your thumb, difficulty grasping items, and pain when your elbow is bent.

If you have any of these symptoms for longer than a week or two, you should call Tucson Orthopaedic Institute. We can offer minimally invasive endoscopic techniques to treat the problem quickly with less down time than traditional surgery.

Hand & Wrist Conditions and Treatments


Shoulder pain can affect your ability to use your arm, and the pain can make it difficult to sleep. If left untreated, the pain will get worse. You may notice muscle weakness, especially on the outside of your arm.

Shoulder injuries can happen suddenly while at work or during sports, but the shoulder can also suffer from normal wear and tear. The goal of treatment is to repair any internal damage, strengthen the muscles around the joint, and restore your range of motion and function.

Do you want the best shoulder surgeon in southern Arizona? Someone with extensive training under other well-known shoulder experts? A doctor who knows all there is to know about shoulder rehabilitation? Then Tucson Orthopaedic Institute is the answer. From ultrasound diagnosis of shoulder injuries to rotator cuff repair, our shoulder surgeons are leaders in their specialty. And, they truly care about their patients’ well-being.

Shoulder Conditions and Treatments

Tucson Orthopaedic Institute surgeons can diagnose and treat hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder concerns with both surgical and non-surgical solutions. They address fractures (broken bones), pain syndromes, sports injuries, work injuries, arthritis, and other chronic diseases in both adults and children. To arrange a consultation with a specialist, please call one of our three convenient offices in southern Arizona or request an appointment online now.

Tucson Orthopaedic Institute - East Office
5301 E. Grant Road
Tucson, Arizona 85712
Phone: (520) 784-6200
Fax: (520) 784-6187
Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute - Northwest Office
6320 N. La Cholla Blvd., Suite 200
Tucson, Arizona 85741
Phone: (520) 382-8200
Fax: (520) 297-3505
Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute - Oro Valley Office
1521 E. Tangerine Road, Suite 101
Oro Valley, Arizona 85755
Phone: (520) 544-9700
Fax: (520) 618-6060
Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm