Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Greene, Offers Advice on Shoulder Pain


Damon A. Greene, MD
Shore Orthopaedic University Associates

Dr. Greene, is an orthopedic surgeon, who is fellowship-trained in sports medicine, arthroscopy and cartilage surgery. He specializes in acute and chronic ligament, tendon and cartilage injuries to all major joints, primarily the shoulders, elbows, knees and hips.

He grew up just outside of Baltimore playing sports such as soccer, baseball and lacrosse. As a result, he suffered from multiple sports injuries, he diligently worked with athletic trainers and became involved with his own physical therapy. From this stemmed his passion for sports medicine.

Dr. Greene attended the University of Maryland and obtained his medical degree from New York Medical College. He completed his orthopedic surgical residency and training at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, where he spent an extra year concentrating on the diagnosis and treatment of athletic injuries. He then completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the prestigious Ochsner Sports Medicine Institute in New Orleans, where he worked with professional sports teams including the New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans.

His love of the outdoors drew him to the Jersey Shore, where he enjoys surfing, sailing and running on the boardwalk. He is excited to become involved with the community and grow roots here. In his downtime, he has started covering Middle Township football games and Stockton basketball games, working with the trainers and coaches to evaluate athletic injuries on the spot.

Dr. Greene offers advice on an issue he frequently treats: Shoulder Pain.

A common cause of shoulder pain is poor posture, especially for those who work in an office. When you sit at a computer and type all day, your shoulders tend to roll forward. If you often get an achy feeling in your back, arms, shoulders or neck, Dr. Greene suggests pinching your shoulder blades once a day for 10 minutes. This will train your shoulder blades where they should be to properly support your shoulders. If you feel numbness or tingling from your neck to your fingertips, the issue could be a nerve root and it’s time to see a doctor.

Shoulder Pain Keeping You Up at Night?


Gene J. DeMorat, MD

The shoulder joint is capable of tremendous mobility to assist in the essential activities of everyday life. It relies upon a group of muscles, known as the rotator cuff, to ensure its function for overhead and lifting activities.

Unfortunately, the rotator cuff is commonly associated with injury. Such injuries may occur from a simple fall onto the shoulder or even from the accumulation of simple lifting events over our lifetime.

The most common symptoms are pain, weakness, and motion loss. Symptoms may develop suddenly or in a gradual onset. Symptoms that persist beyond a two week period, without signs of relief, should be evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon.

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I am so grateful to Dr. McCloskey and Ben Forst his Physician Assistant, without them I would not have
use of my arm today. After two surgeries and a lot of rehab I have regained the use of my arm, the outcome has far exceeded my expectations.

Dear Dr. McCloskey,
I just wanted to thank you for all you’ve done for me. Your entire staff has been very gracious throughout my recovery.

I am not kidding myself when I tell you that if it wasn’t for you, I may not have an arm that functions let alone a hand written like this.

There are no words to express my gratitude…
Thank you again!

Karen McDevitt
Marmora, NJ 08223

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair A Minimally Invasive Option

elbow rotator cuff
By: Gene J. DeMorat, M.D.

The rotator cuff is a series of muscles that provides essential function for overhead and lifting activities of the shoulder. Unfortunately, it is commonly associated with injury resulting from falls; from the repetitive motions of sports, like throwing a ball; or even simple lifting. Continue reading

What Is Tendonitis?

Dr. DeMorat
By: Gene J. DeMorat, M.D.

First, we must answer the question – What is a tendon? A tendon is a rope-like structure that connects muscle to bone.  When a muscle contracts the tendon provides an attachment point to assist in movement.  Unfortunately, just like ropes we use to lift and pull objects in everyday life our tendons are susceptible to becoming frayed and damaged. Continue reading