Symptoms of Text Neck

The term “Text Neck” is starting to be heard more commonly on the news and in medical circles. It refers to neck pain resulting from increased neck flexion or forward head position. This posture is typically held when texting/scrolling on a phone, reading a book in hand, or leaning over a tablet on a table […]

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Are You in Over Your Head?

“Is it safe to lift overhead?” “I’ve heard overhead lifting is bad for your shoulders, is that true?” “My gym uses presses, jerks, and snatches in their workouts, do I need to modify those lifts?” With questions like that on your mind, you may find yourself thinking, “am I in over my head?”  The answer […]

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Tips for Preventing Dance Injuries

As many adolescent sports are these days, dance is typically a year-round activity. With performances and competitions scattered throughout the year, involvement in both studio and school teams, and rarely a break in classes, adolescent dancers may participate in 20-30 hours of dance per week. Some studies even show pre-professional or professional dancers may average […]

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Bathroom Equipment After Joint Replacement Surgery

There are many needs to consider following the decision to undergo total joint replacement procedures. One of the often-overlooked considerations is the possibility that you may need bathroom assistive devices to help with your recovery. DME (Durable Medical Equipment) is what we in medical field call devices specifically designed to keep you safe in your […]

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Tips for Avoiding the Disabled List

I have a steady flow of baseball and softball players who come to see me for shoulder and elbow rehab. Many of these players on the disabled list have characteristics unique to the throwing athlete. Given this information and my background, I have preached arm care, throwing programs and strength and conditioning to players, parents […]

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So You’re A Fall Sport Athlete?

Your How-To Guide to Survive the Winter Season and Prepare For Spring Sports The last touchdown passes have been thrown. Soon, the last volleyball kills and tennis aces will be recorded and cross country races run for the fall sports season in Nebraska. Many fall athletes will go on to play winter sports, but some […]

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It’s Not Just an Ankle Sprain

Ankle sprains are one of the most common types of injuries for people who are active. Current evidence suggests that almost two-thirds of individuals who have sustained an ankle sprain do not seek medical treatment. An ankle sprain is defined as an injury or overstretching of one or more of the ligaments that provide support […]

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What Knee Injuries Can I Get From Falling on Concrete?

Unfortunately, falls onto concrete can be quite common. Knee injuries of varying severity often occur with these falls. After you get past the initial pain, it becomes important to closely monitor your progress over the next few days. Persistent or worsening pain may indicate a much more severe injury. The proper diagnosis and treatment is […]

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How Long Does it Take to Walk or Work after Meniscus Repair Surgery?

Meniscus tears of the knee are one of the most common problems seen by orthopaedic surgeons. The meniscus is a c-shaped pad of cartilage (see diagram) that acts as the shock absorber of the knee and lower stress on the bones and cartilage.  It can be pretty painful when damaged. All patients and meniscus tears […]

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Halloween Safety Tips

Fall is upon us and with the fall comes Halloween!  Halloween can be an extremely fun evening for both kids and parents, but with most Halloween activities being held at dusk or during the evening, it presents some hazards that can and should be avoided. Here is a list of things to remember before you […]

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Aquatic Pool Offers Comfortable Winter Therapy Option

It’s that time of year again – the weather is turning cold and fewer people will be wanting to exercise or swim outside.  The warm water pool at OrthoNebraska provides a comfortable and therapeutic environment for completing rehab in the winter months.  The pool is maintained at a temperature of 92 degrees to help with […]

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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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My Hip Just Started Hurting, So Why See a Surgeon?

It typically happens slowly. First, a little pain after a day with a lot of steps. A year later, instead of hurting for one day it hurts for three. I’m talking, of course, about hip pain. Most of my patients struggle with the pain on their own for a while, waiting until it gets really […]

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OrthoNebraska to Grow Spine, Joint Replacement Programs

OrthoNebraska is excited to welcome two new physicians to our team! We believe in providing unparalleled access to highly-personalized, comprehensive care. The addition of these physicians will further strengthen our ability to provide comprehensive spine care and introduce a new technique in custom joint replacement. Dr. Sayfe Jassim specializes in hip, knee, sports medicine and total […]

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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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Hooked in the Hand?

With the heat of the summer now upon us, we find ourselves performing our favorite outdoor recreational activities. Very simply, the better the weather, the more active we are! With this increased activity, our hand therapists see an increase in the number of simple accidents that occur. Runners trip and fall, bike riders crash, and […]

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