7 Tips for Low Back Pain After Cycling

Similar to other sport and activity-related pains, prevention is key – prior to beginning any cycling program or long-distance ride, be sure to prepare with appropriate training and equipment. Rest. There’s a reason it will be the first thing most people who work in the medical field will tell you. Rest often works, at least […]

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Guidelines for Reducing the Risk of Knee Injuries in Young Athletes

Chances are most people know someone who has torn an ACL. Athletes participate in more games and practices compared to 20 years ago AND they are specializing in a single sport.  Both factors have influenced the rate of ACL injuries.  Youth sports is a booming business and shows no real signs of slowing down. But […]

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Common Cycling Injuries

Cycling injuries can seem fickle and arbitrary. One minute, you might be enjoying a brisk ride along a beautiful country road. The next, your pain is unbearable. As a sports medicine physician, I see lots of injuries that are specific to certain sports or activities, and cycling is no exception. Here are a few of […]

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Why Choose a Hand Surgeon for a Sports Injury?

When most of us think of a sports injury, we think of ACL tears or shoulder dislocations. The reality is that in many high contact sports such as football, lacrosse or hockey, injuries to the hand, wrist, and elbow are very common. Hand surgery was the first subspecialty within orthopaedics due to the unique anatomy […]

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Hip Preservation for Athletes

What is Hip Preservation? Over the past decade, our ability to understand and treat hip problems in younger people has improved dramatically. Hip preservation is a simple way of saying that we are going to focus our treatment efforts on correcting the physical form and function of a hip so our patients can get back […]

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Hobbled at Hoops: An Achilles Injury Story

As a physical therapist, I teach patients every day how to manage crutches in preparation for surgery, educate them on how to be safe with daily tasks, and ensure they have a good understanding of the recovery that lies ahead of them.  These things all took on a new meaning when my husband became the […]

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5 Things Not to Do After Rotator Cuff Surgery

Rotator cuff repair surgery can take about six months for full recovery. Your physician and physical therapist will help guide you through the various stages and what activities you should be doing when. That being said, here are some things we recommend against: Remove Your Sling or Immobilizer Early It may be tempting to remove […]

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Why Multi-Planar Exercise is Important

When considering movement of the human body, we talk about movements occurring in 3 different planes, sagittal (forward and backward), frontal (think side-to-side), and transverse (rotational movement). All of our daily functional activities occur in a combination of all 3 planes. This is especially true for athletes, as participation in sports requires them to move […]

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Muscle Imbalances: What to Do When One Side of Your Body is Sore

If you’re like most people, you work out to keep in shape and maintain a desired body shape. A common barrier to those goals can be muscle imbalances. The body tries to compensate for these muscle imbalances, which can lead to problems. In the shoulders and arms, this often leads to a diagnosis of Upper […]

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Which Ankle Injuries Usually Require Surgery?

Most of us have sprained an ankle before, and are happy to use rest, ice and some ibuprofen to let it heal. But some ankle injuries are more severe or don’t heal properly and can require surgery. Chronic Ankle Sprains or Instability If you’ve sprained your ankle many times and it seems to give out […]

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ACL Recovery Time and NFL Athletes

Kwon Alexander, Carl Lawson, Jay Ajayi, Jimmy Garoppolo, DJ Foster, Jerick McKinnon, Jake Ryan, AQ Shipley, Hunter Henry. Aside from being notable players in the NFL, what do they have in common? They are all just a few of many players that have had their 2018 NFL season prematurely ended due to a torn ACL. […]

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Aging and Exercise

Can you imagine what Venus Williams’ or Adrian Peterson’s workouts will be like when they are in their 50s? Even great athletes who wish to remain in peak physical condition must learn how to modify their activity as they age. As early as age 30 and by 40 at the latest, the body: Loses muscle […]

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Drs. Bonness and Ebel Join OrthoNebraska

OrthoNebraska’s newest doctors will further strengthen our commitment to provide the community with accessible, high quality and cost-effective orthopaedic care. Dr. Jeffrey Ebel is a primary care sports medicine physician with expertise in non-operative management of orthopaedic injuries and concussions. It is the first time a primary care physician has joined the OrthoNebraska team. Dr. Eric Bonness […]

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Softball Pitching Limits

How much should my daughter pitch? Many parents who come to us after softball throwing injuries have requested information regarding pitch counts and recommended innings for their children. Sadly, there are no national standards listed for softball pitch counts and very limited research has been done in this area. Baseball has been more proactive and […]

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Avoiding Overuse Injuries in Youth Athletes

We are seeing more young kids come in with overuse injuries that often times are preventable and caused by athletic overuse. These injuries typically occur when the players use a repetitive motion consistently that puts stress on the muscles or joints, like pitching or jumping. These can be treated but can potentially lead to more significant […]

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ImPACT Testing for Concussions

Recent research has identified alarming statistics concerning the long term effects of concussions. A concussion is essentially an injury to the brain due to a blow to the head. High school football players alone suffer 43,000 to 67,000 concussions per year, though the true incidence is likely much higher – as more than 50% of […]

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