ShoreOrtho Sports Performance
& Injury Prevention Tips
A monthly series presented by:
Damon A. Greene, MD
Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
Shore Orthopaedic University Associates
“Surfers Shoulder” also known as Shoulder Impingement is a common overuse injury of the shoulder.
When we paddle we use the front of our shoulder the pectoralis major, pectoralis minor and anterior aspect of our deltoid. We also strengthen shoulder elevators the trapezuim and levator scapula among others. This causes a net upward and anterior directed force across our shoulder. This then leads to impingement of the rotator cuff on the acromion (the roof of the shoulder). Intern the tissue around the rotator cuff becomes inflamed which then will lead to bursitis.
If left unaddressed scar tissue can form in the capsule causing a loss of a range of motion and chronic shoulder pain and ultimately rotator cuff tears. In order to prevent this proper paddling technique is crucial. Secondly learning to activate the posterior and inferior aspects of our shoulders while preforming activities will help keep us paddling stronger and out of pain.
While there are many different exercises that can achieve this, one of my favorites is an exercise called Wall Angels.
To begin, plant yourself against a nice, roomy wall space. Elbows start at a 90 degree bend, with the elbows parallel to the ground. Hips, spine, shoulder blades…all against the wall! To get to the stretch-and-strengthen part – although you might already feel some tension while holding the arms at 90 degrees – begin to straighten the arms directly overhead, trying to at least keep the elbows sliding up against the wall. As you get stronger and looser, maybe the forearms and back of the hands will be able to stay in contact with the wall, as well.
Dr. Greene is a Sports Medicine Fellowship-Trained, Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon.
He specializes in; acute and chronic ligament, tendon, or cartilage injuries to all major joints; primarily shoulders, elbows, knees and hips. He treats fractures surgically when necessary, but performs casting, bracing, and other non-operative treatments such as specialized injection therapies.
Greate Bay Racquet & Fitness in cooperation with
Shore Orthopaedic University Associates presents
An opportunity to “Ask The Expert”
Community Orthopaedic Lecture Series
Evening Session 10-30-18
Greate Bay Racquet & Fitness
90 Mays Landing Road
Somers Point, NJ 08244
Same Day Hip and Knee Replacement
“Learn How New Technologies Allow You To Go Home The Same Day Your Hip or Knee Is Replaced”
Stephen J. Zabinski, MD
Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
SHORE ORTHOPAEDIC UNIVERSITY ASSOCIATES
Dr. Zabinski specializes in Total Joint Replacement and Sports Injuries, including arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee.
Dr. Zabinski is Director of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at Shore Medical Center, President and Director of Joint Replacement Services at Jersey Shore Ambulatory Surgical Center and the President of Shore Orthopaedic University Associates.
This is a FREE event, open to the community
*(Greate Bay Fitness membership not required)
Limited Seating –
Please Register: shoreorthotalks.eventbrite.com
Light Refreshments Served
For more information contact:
Greate Bay Racquet & Fitness – 609-926-9550 or
Shore Orthopaedic – 609-927-1991 ext. 171
Hip and knee replacements have come a long way in Dr. Stephen Zabinski’s career as an orthopedic surgeon.
But one advancement is something unheard of 20 years ago – patients getting hip replacements in an ambulatory surgical center in the morning and returning home early in the afternoon.
This approach avoids possible days-long recoveries in a hospital and rehabilitation center, ultimately making it more cost effective for health care reform, he said.
“It really achieves all the goals we want to provide better care to patients in a safe way that’s more cost effective,” said Zabinski, who is the director of the Division of Orthopedic Surgery at Shore Medical Center and President of the Jersey Shore Ambulatory Surgical Center.
Saw Dr Islinger! He was awesome. I have tennis elbow, he explained exactly, what he would do and told me what to expect. Very kind, gentle, even though the cortisone shot hurt, he talked me through it! I recommend this practice, they were quick efficient and caring.
– Susan Warren Giansanti
Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Dr Zabinski has helped me through many orthopaedic situations…including a left torn rotator cuff repair and a hip replacement. Yesterday was a “patch up” for the right shoulder torn rotator cuff. Ouch, but hopefully it will relieve some of the pain until I can get the necessary surgery to be pain free!!
– Deborah Criqui