A Backpack’s Burden on the Shoulders

August 4, 2020Blog

One of the handiest and been-around-for-centuries accessories can also be the cause of some severe shoulder pain and even injury. Backpacks – worn by hikers, travelers, college students and school-age kids – are a go-to solution for lugging around the day’s necessities, BUT incorrectly wearing a backpack can lead to serious pain and pressure on … Read More

The Evolution of Treatment for Rotator Cuff Disease

June 22, 2020Blog, Tips

Rotator cuff disease is a progressive, quality-of-life-diminishing problem that can cause chronic, debilitating pain, mobility limitations and in severe cases, complete loss of shoulder function in people affected by it. Modern advances in treatment show promise for patients not only in helping to halt the progression of rotator cuff disease, but also in aiding the … Read More

No Pain… No Gain?

May 28, 2020Blog, Tips

No pain – no gain may seem like a good idea to some athletes, but there is definitely no gain when the pain results in a sports injury. While some injuries, known as “acute” injuries, will clearly bench a player at the time they are received, others are less obvious. These subtle injuries, when left … Read More

The 5 Common Causes of Shoulder Pain and Treatment Options

May 11, 2020Blog, Tips

The 5 Common Causes of Shoulder Pain and Treatment Options by Gregory C. Mallo . M.D.   Shoulder Service, St. Charles Hospital Shoulder pain is a common complaint in many elite athletes, weekend warriors and senior citizens and some typical factors that lead people to see treatment for it include: difficulty sleeping, trouble with accomplishing daily … Read More

WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT ARTHRITIS?

April 25, 2020Blog, Tips

Can arthritis be prevented? We’ve all heard the term arthritis and know that it is a very painful condition that we definitely want to avoid. But, what exactly is arthritis and what can we do to prevent it? Arthritis is a layman’s way of referring to any type of pain in the joint.  In reality, … Read More

What is a “Frozen Shoulder”?

April 14, 2020Blog, Tips

Frozen shoulder, also called adhesive capsulitis, causes pain and stiffness in the shoulder. Over time, the shoulder becomes very hard to move. For more info visit: https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases–conditions/frozen-shoulder 631-689-4195 for appointments. Dr. Mallo specializes in non-surgical and surgical treatments shoulder injuries.

Dr. Gregory C. Mallo on Elite Special Forces experience and empathy in patient care

April 22, 2018Blog, Tips

Interview with Dr. Mallo taken from Becker’s Spine Review. Gregory C. Mallo, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in complex shoulder reconstruction, shoulder arthroscopy and revision surgery. He serves as co-chief of the shoulder service at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson, N.Y. Question: You served as a Lieutenant Commander and orthopedic surgeon in … Read More

For Better or Worse – Understanding Muscle Memory

April 16, 2018Blog, Tips

With the Philadelphia 76ers’ recent 130-103 victory against the Miami Heat in game one of the NBA Eastern Conference playoffs, and the return of Markell Fultz, who had been sidelined for much of the regular season with a scapular muscle imbalance, it’s a great time to talk about sports-related shoulder injuries and the often overlooked … Read More

Double Row Rotator Cuff Repair

April 14, 2018Tips, Videos

A “Double Row” Rotator Cuff Repair as shown here is a modern minimally invasive technique which increases the strength of the repair. Posted by Gregory C. Mallo, MD on Sunday, February 4, 2018   631-689-4195 for appointments. Dr. Mallo specializes in non-surgical and surgical treatments shoulder injuries.

Catching and Locking Shoulder Joints

March 29, 2018Blog, News

An interesting story about Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge today: Yankees’ Aaron Judge, behind this spring, opens up on injury that fueled 2-month slump Pieces of dislodged bone or cartilage can be trapped in the tissue that surrounds the shoulder. These loose bodies in the shoulder can cause the joint to catch and lock, causing significant pain … Read More