Many shoulder problems cause difficulty with sleep at night. The #1 complaint that I hear in my practice is “I can’t get comfortable at night.” In fact, my patients are often dragged in to see me by their significant other because they toss and turn all night. Nighttime pain is often the most significant partRead More
Dr. W. Anthony Frisella
Tennis Elbow – What is it?
If you have pain on the outside of your elbow, chances are it’s tennis elbow. Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition caused by overuse which triggers inflammation or, in some cases, microtearing of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow. The forearm muscles and tendons becomeRead More
Awake In-Office Shoulder Arthroscopy
In the past, diagnosis of shoulder problems such as rotator cuff tears required an imaging study such as an MRI. Recently technological advances have allowed for miniaturization of cameras to the point where a camera can be put at the end of a needle. These super-small cameras can be painlessly inserted into the shoulder, allowingRead More