Why Does My Shoulder Pop After Surgery?

“Why does my shoulder pop?” is a common question people ask after shoulder surgery. Some complain that this sensation makes the shoulder feel “noisy” after surgery.  The popping or clicking will eventually go away, but it does require time for appropriate healing and rehabilitation, and you should think about how it might be impacting your […]

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Back Pain Between the Shoulder Blades

Introduction Back pain between the shoulder blades, or what the medical field might call the interscapular region, means pain in the back of our upper trunk, or the thoracic region of the spine. While pain in the neck or low back is much more common, pain in the thoracic region may affect up to 30 […]

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FAQ About Sleeping After Shoulder Surgery

How best to sleep after having shoulder surgery is one of the most common things we talk to patients about during appointments after their surgery. While every patient and surgery may be slightly different, there are certain rules of thumb you can try to obtain a good rest, which is important so you have energy […]

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7 Tips for Upper Body Weight Lifting after a Shoulder Injury

Returning to a weight lifting routine after a shoulder injury is always a hot topic. Multiple muscles attach at the shoulder, so achieving balance in a strengthening program is very important. Here are some tips and tricks that can reduce the risk for re-injury: Remember the 1:2 ratio For every chest/pressing exercise completed (bench press, […]

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Preventing Injuries for Volleyball Players

Especially in Nebraska, volleyball has become increasingly popular and competitive. Players often have aspirations of continuing to play in college, so staying healthy despite the rigors of their middle and high school seasons, plus potentially other leagues like the YMCA or Nebraska Elite Volleyball, is important. Continuous play can lead to overuse injuries, most commonly […]

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Return to Lacrosse

Lacrosse is quickly growing into one of the most popular sports in North America. From 2009 to 2014, the growth rate for lacrosse has been 28 percent. The sport requires athleticism, coordination and agility, not to mention a bit of pain tolerance. Injuries can happen pretty frequently when sticks are being swung around at a […]

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How to Warm Up for Baseball

Spring is on its way and baseball soon will be in full swing. According to the National Federation of High School Organizations, more than 5 million children participate in organized baseball yearly with nearly 500,000 at the high school level. And while traumatic injuries are not common, research indicates youth baseball players frequently experience injuries […]

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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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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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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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Nurse Navigators

Nurse Navigation at OrthoNebraska Hospital is a specialized team of orthopaedic nurses whose main purpose is to ensure your safe and successful discharge following joint replacement. Each patient’s support system, living space and abilities are different, so we want to help you plan so that your recovery goes as smoothly as possible. Weeks before your […]

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What is Shoulder Instability?

Shoulder instability occurs when the shoulder feels like it might slip out of place. It occurs most often in young people and athletes. The shoulder becomes unstable when muscles and ligaments that hold it together are stretched beyond their normal limits. For younger people, this condition may be a normal part of growth and development. […]

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