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Hand & Upper Extremity Care

Writing a letter, opening a bottle, reaching that upper shelf — these simple activities can become painful or even impossible if you have an injury or disorder of the hand, wrist or shoulder. Turn to Lee's Summit Medical Center for comprehensive, specialized care. With our advanced diagnosis and treatment options and follow-up, you’ll have the best chance for complete relief and a quick recovery.

Our orthopedic specialists are highly trained and experienced in surgery and other treatments for injuries and conditions of the hand, shoulder, wrist and upper extremities. Our rehabilitation professionals, including a certified hand therapist, work with our orthopedists and other specialists to help you regain lost movement and functioning.

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Call (816) 282-5060 for a physician referral or to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists.

Can I get tennis elbow if I do not play tennis?

Most tennis elbow diagnoses are not related to actually playing tennis. Any work or recreational activity that requires repetitive and vigorous use of the forearm muscle can lead to tennis elbow. Painters, plumbers, landscapers, butchers, office or house cleaners, assembly-line workers, golfers and baseball players all can develop the condition.

Most people who get tennis elbow are between the ages of 30 and 50, although anyone can get it. Tennis elbow most commonly affects people in their dominant arm (a right-handed person would experience pain in the right arm). However, both arms can be impacted.

Information courtesy of Sharecare, Inc.