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If you are experiencing knee pain, we want to help! Our West Omaha Orthopedic Clinic is dedicated to helping patients regain pain-free lives. Oftentimes, people do not seek help for pain until it worsens. We want to help at the onset of symptoms, so they do not progress.

Shoulder Pain

Here at Omaha Integrated Health, we have a passion for helping people who are dealing with shoulder pain.
Shoulder pain is very common and affects almost half of the U.S. population at some point in their lives. Although the causes may be different, many of the treatment options are similar.
Like any other issue, the sooner that you receive the proper care, the quicker the pain will go away and the sooner you will be able to get back to your everyday routine. In many situations, if you leave the problem untreated for too long, it may worsen and become a chronic problem.

Even if you are not sure what caused your pain, there are lots of treatment plans to get you on the road to recovery. After a thorough evaluation, our trusted and experienced staff will be able to run a few tests to help determine the root of the issue. Once this has been determined, it will help us better understand how to help you. We will discuss your options so that you can get back to being yourself. Though many people do not like to go to the doctor right away for every little pain, there are definite signs that let you know it’s time to call your chiropractor. If you are experiencing any of these, do not hesitate to contact us at 402-816-2738. We will work with you to determine what is causing this pain so that you can get back to being yourself.

Neuropathy is a medical condition caused by damaged nerve cells and often associated with autoimmune diseases, infections, diabetes, tumors, or hereditary conditions. Peripheral neuropathy currently affects over 20 million people in the United States with symptoms ranging from tingling or burning pain and nausea to muscle spasms, difficulty moving your arms or legs, or atrophy.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the band of tissue (the plantar fascia) that extends from the heel to the toes. In this condition, the fascia first becomes irritated and then inflamed-resulting in heel and arch pain.

The symptoms of plantar fasciitis are:

Hyperthyroidism is an extremely common condition. While this means that there is a lot of research and history to it, it also means that doctors generally take a streamlined approach, basing their treatment plans off of a template that might or might not apply to your particular case. There are many potential causes for thyroid problems and we will test for all of them before we develop a plan to get your life and health back on track.

Headaches/ Migraines

Nine out of ten Americans say that they suffer from headaches. Some of these people experience headaches frequently. Some experience constant headaches that are very painful. These can even make a person nauseous. Ninety-five percent of headaches are tension, migraine, or cluster headaches. These types of headaches are not caused from a disease, but from something in your body that is not sitting correctly.

Shockwave Therapy

At Omaha Integrated Health, we are happy to offer our patients Shockwave therapy as an additional non-invasive option for treating chronic pain. Shockwave therapy works by emitting an acoustic wave through a handheld device into areas where you are experiencing pain. The high energy produced by the device reaches deep into your tissues, tendons, and bones to promote regeneration and the natural healing processes of your body.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

CTS is a problem of the median nerve which runs from the forearm into the hand. When there is excessive pressure in the wrist, it causes swelling of the median nerve. This small area called the carpal tunnel is a narrow tunnel at the wrist made up of bones, soft tissues, nerves, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. When the median nerve which runs through this tunnel gets compressed it causes pain, weakness, numbness or tingling in the hand and wrist which radiates into the forearm. The carpal tunnel is the most common area that gets compressed in both the hands and feet.

CTS should be diagnosed and treated early. During your consultation, you will receive a standard physical examination of the hands, arms, shoulders and neck to help determine if your symptoms are related to daily activities or to an underlying disorder. Our highly skilled doctor will also utilize other orthopedic tests to try to produce the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Laboratory tests and x-rays can reveal diabetes, arthritis, fractures, and other common causes of wrist and hand pain.

Arthritis

Arthritis, or joint pain or joint disease, is the leading cause of disability in America. More than 50 million adults and 300,000 children are suffering from some type of arthritis. Common symptoms include swelling, pain, stiffness, and decreased range of motion. Severe arthritis can result in chronic pain, inability to perform normal day-to-day activities, and has the potential to cause permanent joint damage.

To determine whether or not you may be suffering from arthritis or to determine the severity, your medical professional will perform blood tests and conduct an imaging scan (ie: x-ray, CAT scan or MRI). Eating healthy, staying active, and understanding your type of arthritis and treatment options are crucial to decreasing your discomfort and paving the way for an enjoyable, happy life.

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People with plantar fasciitis often describe the pain as worse when they get up in the morning or after they’ve been sitting for long periods of time. After a few minutes of walking the pain decreases, because walking stretches the fascia. For some people the pain subsides but returns after
spending long periods of time on their feet.

Causes of Plantar Fasciitis
The most common cause of plantar fasciitis relates to faulty structure of the foot. For example, people who have problems with their arches—either overly flat feet or high arched feet—are more prone to developing plantar fasciitis.
Wearing non-supportive footwear on hard, flat surfaces puts abnormal strain on the plantar fascia and can also lead to plantar fasciitis. This is particularly evident when a person’s job requires long hours on their feet. Obesity also contributes to plantar fasciitis

Some of the conditions we can treat with Shockwave therapy include:

  • Jumper’s knee
  • Shoulder pain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Heel spur
  • Insertional pain
  • Chronic tendinopathy
  • Medial tibial stress syndrome
  • Calcifications
  • Hip pain

Shockwave therapy is non-invasive and can provide immediate relief from your painful symptoms. During the appointment, our doctor will locate the area to be treated by palpating. After the pain is isolated, a gel will be applied to the area, which helps to transfer the acoustic waves through the tissue. Once a sufficient amount of gel is applied, the Shockwave applicator is gently pressed to the treatment area, and treatment can begin. Treatment generally lasts about five minutes.

During treatment, you may feel minor discomfort depending on the severity of your pain. If it becomes too uncomfortable for you, please let your doctor know so that the intensity can be adjusted. Afterward, we recommend you refrain from activities that may irritate the treatment area for 48 hours. Depending on your particular condition, we recommend between 3 and 5 treatments, which are done 3-10 days apart.

For questions about Shockwave therapy and how it can ease your pain or to schedule an appointment, please call our office at 402-816-2738!