Heal Your Heel Pain with EPAT® Shockwave Therapy
Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment. It’s a long phrase and hard to spell – but what it does spell is relief for heel pain!
This shockwave treatment, also known as EPAT®, can help ease heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that connects your heel to the ball of your foot and supports the arch. EPAT®treatments can also relieve painful Achilles tendonitis and other nerve, joint and ligament problems in the toes and feet.
Benefits of Shockwave Treatment
High-frequency shockwaves are an alternative, non-invasive treatment option. This therapy is delivered right here in our office and:
Stimulates your body’s own natural healing process.
Has fewer side effects than surgery.
Requires a shorter recovery time.
Does not have the risks associated with surgery and anesthesia.
How EPAT®Shockwave Therapy Works
This high-frequency pain management system uses shockwaves generated from a special device. The shockwaves are focused to impact only the targeted tissue and will trigger the body’s repair mechanisms to stimulate healing.
Side effects to EPAT®treatments are few. There may be some minor pain or discomfort during and after the treatment. Afterwards, patients may see minor skin bruising, swelling or reddening of the treatment area. However, these side effects are usually minimal and will resolve within a few days.
EPAT®shockwave treatments can be an effective non-invasive treatment as an alternative to surgery. If you suffer from heel pain, Achilles tendon pain, neuroma or other type of foot pain, please come see us to determine if you are a good candidate for shockwave treatments. The solution to your foot pain may be quick and effective EPAT®shockwave therapy!
Let Us Help Relieve Your Heel Pain
The foot specialists at PodiatryCare, PC and the Heel Pain Center have extensive experience in treating all aspects of foot problems. Our team of doctors is dedicated to serving you with all of the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies. Many treatments and surgeries can be handled right in our offices. Please call us at (860) 741-3041 to make an appointment in one of our offices conveniently located in Enfield, Windsor and South Windsor, CT.