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Solutions for Shoulder and Elbow Pain

Dr. Matthew DiPaola, Buffalo NY Shoulder And Elbow Doctor

Dr Matt DiPaola

Hi, I’m Dr. Matthew DiPaola, an orthopedic surgeon and shoulder and elbow specialist.

You know that shoulder and elbow problems can be very painful. They can keep you awake at night, drain your strength, and turn daily routines into a chore. In short, they can ruin your quality of life.

Unique Goals

At the heart of every shoulder or elbow problem is a person with unique goals. Perhaps you just want to brush your hair or buckle your seatbelt without pain. Maybe shoulder or elbow pain is preventing you from working or playing sports? Maybe you want to pick up your grandchildren or throw them a ball pain free.

Individualized Care

Understanding and respecting your goals is one of the most important parts of treating your shoulder or elbow issue effectively.
No matter your age or activity level, my goal is simple: to help you find the solution that will maximize your quality of life.

Reliable Options

I focus my practice on shoulder and elbow care so I can offer the safest, most reliable, and modern treatment options for those problems. From gentle physical therapy to advanced, arthroscopic surgery my practice offers individually tailored treatment plans to help your shoulder or elbow pain.

special report
Browse the treatments and conditions below to learn more about your shoulder or elbow problem. In my blog you will find my personal perspective on shoulder and elbow problems gathered from treating thousands of patients with these conditions.

Feel free to contact me for an appointment if you feel that I may be able to help.

–Matthew DiPaola M.D.

Shoulder Problems & Treatments

Shoulder Problems & Treatments

Dr. DiPaola will guide you through shoulder issues such as rotator cuff tears, labrum injuries, bursitis, arthritis and other common conditions. Learn about options such as shoulder arthroscopy and shoulder replacement that may help.

Your Shoulder Problem

Elbow Problems & Treatments

Elbow Problems & Treatments

Dr. DiPaola will help arm you with the right factors to consider when getting treatment for your elbow tendonitis, arthritis, or other elbow condition. Learn about unique factors to consider if you are planning on surgery for your elbow.

Your Elbow Problem

Dr. DiPaloa’s Shoulder and Elbow Blog

Reliable information and real world insights into shoulder and elbow conditions for patients.

Four Types of Patients

· Decision Making, General · Comments Off on Four Types of Patients

One of the most interesting parts of my job is that I get to interact with so many different types of people on a regular basis. Their different personality types color many of the decisions we make in the office more than most people realize.

When you are studying to be a doctor, much of the initial schooling focuses on the hard sciences: anatomy, physiology, biochemistry. But once you get through that and are a practicing professional, you find that the emphasis shifts significantly.

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Evaluation & Consultation

Every patient that comes to my office will receive a thorough evaluation of his or her shoulder or elbow problem. This involves:


Non-Operative Fracture Care

Many fractures around the shoulder and elbow can be treated without an operation. Some require only a sling. Others require some form of bracing. (more…)

Joint Injection

Joint injections are a commonly used treatment method for many joint conditions. The rationale for an injection may differ for different patients: for some patients (more…)

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is an integral part of many shoulder and elbow treatments. Many conditions can be treated by therapy ALONE and never require surgery. (more…)


Janet D.

Shoulder Replacement

“Before I had replacement of my shoulder, I had trouble brushing my hair and putting it in a ponytail. I could hardly reach for things. After surgery now I can (more…)

Marcia C.

Shoulder Arthroscopy and Biceps Tenodesis

“Dear Dr. DiPaola, Thank you so much for taking time with me and actually listening. Even though I am an “older” adult you understood that I am very active (more…)

Ruth S.

Shoulder Replacement

“For years I took care of my husband, and in lifting him I thought I had pulled a muscle. I was in a great deal of pain and I kept putting it off. After x-rays and a CAT scan (more…)

Beverly B.

Reverse Shoulder Replacement

“It’s not often in my lifetime that such satisfaction was delivered by you and your team in addition to the hospital staff during my short staff for shoulder surgery… I rate you and your team at the top.”