Your feet and ankles are your foundation, and when they're in pain, it can threaten to throw everything in your life off-kilter. From making the workday more difficult to making your favorite activities impossible, stubborn, persistent podiatric pain can make the active lifestyle you used to live—or want to live—seem hopelessly out of reach. Fortunately, you've come to the right place for help.
At Omaha Foot and Ankle Specialists, our adept podiatrists, Dr. Michael Cullen and Dr. Nathan Penney, are constantly learning new techniques and incorporating the latest technology proven beneficial to patients. We offer a variety of advanced treatment options to help you get back on your feet as quickly and as safely as possible. Here are a few examples of the cutting-edge therapies available at our practice.
Custom 3D Printed Orthotics
Custom orthotics match the contours of your feet, providing much-needed support and cushioning. However, the orthotic system we use in our office harnesses the power of biometrics scanning and 3D printing to go several steps further.
Known as the GO D-4, the system scans your foot, analyzes the way you walk, and 3D prints your orthotics based on our professional recommendations and your unique biomechanics. The result: comfortable orthotics that provide precisely what you need exactly where you need it.
Our podiatrists may recommend custom orthotics for the treatment of a wide range of podiatric problems, including plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, bursitis, hammertoes, diabetic foot ulcers, and foot, ankle, or heel pain.
EPAT Shockwave Therapy
Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology, or EPAT, is an advanced, highly-effective, non-invasive form of shockwave therapy that's FDA approved to treat acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain.
Our CuraMedix EPAT uses a unique set of pressure waves to stimulate metabolism, improve circulation, and accelerate the healing process. This evidence-based treatment has been shown to eliminate pain and restore mobility as well or better than traditional methods, including surgery. However, unlike many surgical options, this innovative non-surgical treatment can be performed right in our office, and requires no anesthesia or downtime, with mild discomfort being the only reported side effect. Most patients can bear weight and walk immediately following treatment, return to work or normal activities within 48 hours, and resume strenuous activities after about four weeks.
At Omaha Foot and Ankle Specialists, we can use EPAT to treat all manner of musculoskeletal foot or heel pain, including Achilles tendon pain, tendon or tendon insertion pain, neuromas, and other painful conditions.
MLS Laser Therapy
MLS Laser Therapy is an effective, non-invasive, and FDA-approved treatment that uses concentrated light energy to penetrate your skin and stimulate healing of the underlying soft tissues. This cutting-edge, non-surgical therapy can be used to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, accelerate tissue repair, improve nerve function, and help reduce scarring and promote faster healing after a surgical procedure.
Depending on the injury or issue we're treating, typical treatments using our MLS laser system last between 10 and 15 minutes. Additionally, there are no known side effects associated with this therapy, so you can get the pain relief and advanced healing you need without risk.
Our highly-skilled podiatrists can use MLS Laser Therapy to treat numerous issues, including strains and sprains, plantar fasciitis, neuromas, arthritis, sports injuries, tendon and ligament injuries, and other painful podiatric problems.
Take Advantage of the Latest Advancements in Podiatric Medicine
Don't let podiatric pain cause you to miss out on the things you want to do in life. Whether conservative treatments haven't provided the desired results, or you're interested in getting back on your feet faster, and with less pain or downtime, you've come to the right place for high-level podiatry care.
Complete our contact form or call 402-333-8856 to schedule an appointment. We'll conduct a thorough examination, work to understand your needs and goals, and discuss advanced treatment options that can provide relief.