Arthritis Center of Nebraska believes patient education is a critical component in what we do. We provide a variety of resources about arthritis, osteoporosis and other autoimmune diseases and musculoskeletal conditions.

Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis comparison

A comparison of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis

Mar 23, 2015
This video compares and contrasts osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, which combined account for 95 percent of doctor’s office visits for arthritis. Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is caused by a breakdown of cartilage, leading to joint pain and stiffness. Rheumatoid arthritis,…
Categorized in: Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis
Osteoporosis Trends 2012

Osteoporosis trends 2012

Mar 23, 2015
This presentation provides an overview on osteoporosis, its causes and treatment. Osteoporosis, which causes bones to become brittle and break, should not be confused with osteoarthritis. The Food and Drug Administration warns that proton pump inhibitors may increase the risk of fractures of the hip,…
Categorized in: Osteoporosis
Walking with a cane

Using a cane

Mar 23, 2015
This short video provides instructions and a demonstration of the proper use of a cane. A cane should be used in the hand opposite of the problem. Choosing the proper height and type of cane is also important.1:03
Categorized in: Diagnosis / Treatments
Adaptive Aids for Arthritis

Adaptive aids for Arthritis

Mar 23, 2015
These slides from a presentation by Dr. Alan Jacobs cover the purpose and use of a variety of aids such as canes, walkers, splints and braces.2:20
Categorized in: Arthritis, Diagnosis / Treatments
When to Treat Osteoporosis

When to treat Osteoporosis

Mar 23, 2015
These slides from cover osteoporosis topics such as treatment concerns, risk of future fractures and treatment guidelines.1:34
Categorized in: Osteoporosis

Understanding Osteoarthritis

Mar 23, 2015
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis affecting over 20 million Americans, and is one of the leading causes of disability and pain. What is osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disease affecting middle-age and older people worldwide.…
Categorized in: Osteoarthritis
Gout is the Big 'Ouch!

Gout is the big ouch!

Mar 23, 2015
Anne Lorenz, APRN, hosted "Gout is the big ouch!" This free public seminar was held on October 15, 2015. Gout is a complex form of arthritis characterized by sudden, severe attacks of pain, redness and joint tenderness, often at the base of the big toe. Attacks can occur suddenly, leaving joints feeling…
Categorized in: Gout
Do Infections Cause Arthritis?

Do infections cause arthritis?

Mar 23, 2015
Board Certified Rheumatologist, Dr. Melvin Churchill, hosted "Do infections cause arthritis?" This free public seminar was held September 17, 2015. Reactive arthritis is caused by an infection elsewhere in the body. Symptoms often include swelling and pain in the joints of knees, ankles, and feet,…
Categorized in: Arthritis, Diagnosis / Treatments
Don't Break for Osteoporosis! with Heather A. Sorensen, APRN

Don't break for Osteoporosis!

Mar 23, 2015
Heather Sorensen, APRN, hosted "Don't break for Osteoporosis!" This was a free public seminar on August 20, 2015. This disorder causes bones to become brittle and subject to fracture, particularly in the hip, wrist or spine. Heather explained who is at risk for Osteoporosis and how to keep that risk…
Categorized in: Osteoporosis
Dr. Robert Valente discusses greater trochanteric pain

Greater trochanteric area pain is more than a pain in the rump!

Mar 23, 2015
As part of the 2015 Knowledge Night Learning Series, Board Certified Rheumatologist, Dr. Robert Valente, hosted the presentation, "Greater trochanteric area pain is more than a pain in the rump!" This common syndrome affects the area of the upper thigh. It's also commonly referred to as: Greater…
Categorized in: Pain Management