Blog Archive

Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA) Sep 20th, 2021

Dr. Mejia discusses shoulder pain as a known side effect some patients experience after a vaccination.

Cortisone Injections: The Good and Bad Jun 22nd, 2021

Etienne A. Mejia, M.D. Cortisone injections are commonly used to treat many musculoskeletal conditions and can provide relief of pain and improvement in function. Most cortisone injections are performed in joints, but they also can be helpful in other inflamed areas, like tendons, bursas, muscles, etc. There are multiple cortisone...

Baseball Injuries: Awareness and Prevention Mar 20th, 2021

By: Dr. ET Mejia With the start of the baseball season, every year I see an influx of upper extremity throwing injuries in my office. Some of these injuries may have been lingering before the season and resurface when athletes resume throwing activities. The COVID pandemic has resulted in shortened...

Shoulder Immobilizer Mar 15th, 2021

By: Dr. ET Mejia

How to Prevent Ski Injury: Tips from Your Orthopedic Surgeon Jan 16th, 2021

By: Dr. ET Mejia As I returned from our annual family ski vacation, I wondered what my office waiting room would look like, usually packed with patients that stacked up while I was out of the office. It occurred to me that this is the time of the year when...

What Causes Knee (Patellofemoral) Pain? Dec 22nd, 2020

Knee pain is one of the most common conditions prompting patients to present to my office. Although there are many causes of knee pain, many people have pain around the front of the knee, or what we call “patellofemoral pain.” The patella is the kneecap. It is a focal area...

Could Your Shoulder Pain be Caused by Frozen Shoulder? Dec 7th, 2020

Frozen shoulder is a common cause of shoulder pain. It is poorly understood, and unfortunately, it is often missed or misdiagnosed and treated inappropriately. The frozen shoulder is characterized by stiffness and loss of shoulder range of motion accompanied by progressive shoulder pain. Sometimes the pain can be quite debilitating...

Appleton Leader Reclaims Her Lake Life after Successful Shoulder Surgery and Rehabilitation Aug 7th, 2020

Colleen Dreher is spending the summer of 2020 enjoying the “Lake Life” with her family. The CEO of Dreher Collision Centers steps from the dock into the hull of her boat with ease, hugging two of her 12 grandchildren as she takes a seat next to them. This would not...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Mar 13th, 2020

Sports Medicine Center and Arthroscopic Surgery Center is closely monitoring and enforcing the guidelines suggested by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) for COVID-19. If you or a family member have an appointment scheduled with our office and feel flu like symptoms, such as a fever, sore throat,...

What is frozen shoulder? Apr 16th, 2014

Frozen shoulder, also called adhesive capsulitis, is a thickening and tightening of the soft tissue capsule that surrounds the glenohumeral joint, the ball and socket joint of the shoulder. When the capsule becomes inflamed, scarring occurs and adhesions are formed. This scar formation greatly intrudes upon the space needed for...