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.

Thank you Dr. Zabinski!

Patient Testimonial:

I wanted to share photos from my New Mexico trip, they might be inspiring to your upcoming patients.

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– James Fisher, Seaville, NJ

Foot & Ankle Surgeon, Dr. Lai offers advice on Ankle Sprains

Ted C. Lai, DPM
Shore Orthopaedic University Associates


 Advice on Ankle Sprains

While in 80 percent of ankle sprains the ligament heals with a brace, rest, ice, compression and elevation, in 20 percent of ankle sprains the ligament does not heal in the correct anatomical position. This happens if the injury is more severe with complete rupture of the ligament and/or you don’t allow it to heal correctly. In this situation, the acute ankle sprain can develop into chronic lateral ankle instability and predisposes other structures to further injuries such as tendonitis and cartilage damage. At that point, with the triad of injuries, surgical repair many times is necessary. With today’s advanced surgical techniques and innovative technologies, recovery time has significantly improved and allows you to get back on your feet earlier. Surgery may be avoided completely by seeing a doctor as soon as the sprain occurs especially if there is swelling, bruising, pain, and difficulty with walking. To avoid ankle sprains, proper footwear is important. Stay away from flimsy shoes and wear rigid-soled sneakers with arch supports. Be cautious when walking or running on uneven terrain such as the beach, curbs, or steps.

Dr. Lai is a fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon, specializing in fractures, trauma, reconstructive surgery, ligament and tendon repair, and deformity correction of the foot and ankle. He is board qualified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and an associate member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.