If you have shoulder pain, you may not know exactly why it hurts, but you do know that it is keeping you from doing simple things like brushing your hair, buckling your seatbelt or sleeping at night.
In other words shoulder pain is ruining your quality of life.
Maybe you’ve tried leaving it alone, hoping it will go away on its own.
That’s not working.
Perhaps you’ve asked your brother-in-law about it because he had a shoulder operation once.
Maybe you’ve consulted your primary care doctor. He thinks it might be a little arthritis.
- Who is right?
- What’s really going on with your shoulder?
- Why does it keep waking you out of dead sleep?
The fact is that the shoulder is complex and there are a lot of reasons why your shoulder might hurt.
Rotator cuff tears, arthritis, impingement, bone spurs, fractures and labrum injuries all can cause shoulder pain.
It can be very difficult to know which of these reasons is the cause of your pain.
The good news is that most shoulder pain can be relieved without surgery.
That’s right. The body can often heal itself of shoulder pain without invasive treatments.
But to do so you have to first figure out the cause.
If you don’t figure out the cause you might waste months and years of valuable time and money going down the wrong path.
With the right direction you can get rid of shoulder pain and reach, lift and sleep comfortably again.
Hi, I’m Matthew DiPaola, MD. I am a shoulder specialist and I focus my practice on helping people specifically with shoulder problems.
I am a fellowship trained shoulder specialist. This means I spent an extra year beyond traditional five-year orthopedic surgeon training to specifically study the treatment of shoulder disorders. My training was at New York University Joint Disease considered a foremost leader in this field.
I have examined and treated thousands of patients with shoulder problems in my more than 10 years in practice.
By focusing on shoulder care I bring unique expertise to people with painful shoulders.
Let me ask you a question:
Specialists exist for a reason. Each job requires its own unique expertise.
Seeing an experienced orthopedic shoulder specialist will help you
- Cut through the maze of uncertainty
- Find a safe, effective and reliable answer for your shoulder problem in a timely manner.
In one office visit we can typically start you on the right path to eliminating your shoulder pain so that you can:
- Figure out the cause of your pain
- Know whether your shoulder pain is a sign of something serious or not
- Lift higher
- Reach your back pocket comfortably
- Sleep soundly again.
Please give me a call.
At your visit I will personally see you and:
- Listen to your unique needs and goals
- Review your imaging tests
- Perform a physical exam
- Fully explain your options
- Answer your questions
The solution may be simpler than you think.