Education

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.

Baby, It's Cold Outside!  Kristin A. Twidwell, PA-C

Baby, it’s cold outside!

Mar 23, 2015
Kristin Twidwell, PA-C, hosted "Baby, it's cold outside!'" during a free public seminar on Thursday, November 19, 2015. Cold temps and weather changes can negatively impact people dealing with arthritis. This seminar discussed ways to ease aching joints when weather comes calling, including treatments…
Categorized in: Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dr. Melvin Churchill: Ultrasound Guided Needle Injections

Getting a closer look with Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Mar 23, 2015
Board-certified rheumatologist Dr. Melvin Churchill discusses the benefits of ultrasound-guided needle diagnostic approaches to joints. Musculoskeletal ultrasound allows doctors to examine the dynamics of the anatomy with more accuracy and comfort than with previous techniques.23:44
Categorized in: Diagnosis / Treatments
Dr. Rick Chatwell: Psoriatic Arthritis

Could Psoriatic Arthritis be causing my skin problems?

Mar 23, 2015
Board-certified rheumatologist Dr. Rick Chatwell discusses psoriatic arthritis, which was first described in 1818. Psoriasis is present in 1 to 3 percent of the population, and 10 to 30 percent of people with psoriasis develop an associated arthritis, although the arthritis sometimes develops first.…
Categorized in: Psoriatic Arthritis
Dr. Robert Valente: Cold fingers and Raynaud's  Phenomenon

Raynauds Phenomenon: a cold look at evaluation and treatment.

Mar 23, 2015
Board-certified rheumatologist Dr. Robert Valente discusses how cold fingers could be a symptom of Raynaud's phenomenon. 1:33:10
Categorized in: Raynaud’s Phenomenon
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