Nebraska Orthopaedic

How to Improve Bone Health

How to Improve Bone Health

The body contains over 200 bones that perform a variety of different roles, including providing structure, protection of your organs, anchor points for muscles, and calcium storage.  When you’re thinking about striving to improve your overall health, chances are,...

What is a Herniated Disc

What is a Herniated Disc

A disc – in relation to your spine – is a rubbery “cushion” of sorts, with one disc occupying the space between each vertebrae, which are the individual bones that form your spine. These spinal discs are not unlike a jelly donut in that they have a tough exterior that...

Soft Tissue Injuries

Soft Tissue Injuries

What is a Soft Tissue Injury?   A soft tissue injury (STI) is damage to the body's connective tissues, which can include muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Soft tissue injuries can be caused in a variety of ways. Trauma, such as a fall or car accident, can cause...

Neck Pain

Neck Pain

Your neck is a pretty amazing structure, wouldn’t you agree? The neck – also known as the cervical spine – is comprised of bones, nerves, muscles, ligaments, and tendons and, aside from holding up your head (which weighs, on average, between 10 and 13 pounds), is also...

Introduction to Arthritis

Introduction to Arthritis

Let’s start with some facts about arthritis, courtesy of the Arthritis Foundation. Did you know that: Over 50 million adults possess a physician-diagnosed type of arthritis. 1 out of every 250 infants and children have either arthritis or another rheumatic condition....

Explaining the Shoulder

Explaining the Shoulder

The shoulder is one of the most complicated joints in the body. It is one of the few ball and socket joints, yet it has the largest range of motion of any joint in the body. The shoulder consists of many complicated mechanisms that all must work in tandem in order to...

Hip 102

Hip 102

The hip joint is a true ball-and-socket joint that consists of a complex design that is able to provide the body with both stability and mobility. There are many powerful muscles that connect with – and cross over – the hip joint, which makes it possible for the human...

Exercising After an Ankle Injury

Exercising After an Ankle Injury

When you suffer an injury, you may be tempted to get back to your routine as quickly as you can. Proper healing takes time and pushing yourself to get back to normal before your body is ready can be very dangerous. A sprain occurs when the ligament in your ankle is...

Elbow Reconstruction

Elbow Reconstruction

The most common type of elbow condition is overuse or traumatic injury to the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), especially for anyone who does a lot of throwing. The UCL is on the inside of the elbow and it connects the humerus (upper arm bone) to the ulna - the two...

When to Take a Break From Exercising

When to Take a Break From Exercising

One of the best ways you can keep fit and maintain a healthy body is through physical activity. Other than decreasing your body fat, your muscle mass will increase, and you’ll generally feel great. However, all these advantages have a caveat — don’t overdo it. You may...

Exercises to Help with Arthritis

Exercises to Help with Arthritis

A little while back, we wrote a blog about managing arthritis pain with exercise. Whether you’re an avid athlete or just getting into it, everyone is affected by motivation levels that are seemingly hills and valleys. Ask any athlete or bodybuilder, sometimes...

Headaches and Your Spine Health

Headaches and Your Spine Health

There are a lot of different types of headaches.   Migraine headaches. Tension headaches. Stress headaches. Sinus headaches. We could go on, but we’re pretty sure you get the picture – when it comes to “a simple headache”, there really ISN’T anything simple about...