EPAT stands for Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology. It is an FDA (Federal Drugs Administration) approved non-invasive treatment modality for many painful foot and ankle disorders, including plantar fasciitis.
How is EPAT® Performed?
EPAT treatments do not require any injections or incisions; it is an entirely non-invasive treatment option for acute and chronic foot or ankle pain. During the procedure, your specialist will commence EPAT treatment by first applying an ultrasound gel to your ankle or foot. After using the gel, your specialist will move a handheld wand over the injured and painful area in a circular motion. It only takes a few minutes per area.
Usually, three treatment sessions are needed at weekly intervals. After the treatment, you can resume your routine activities in a day or two, or as advised by your podiatrist.
Does EPAT® Hurt?
The intensity of EPAT treatment is established by you, as comfortable as you are, and as your podiatrist suggests. There will be no anesthesia before EPAT treatments, and there are no side effects. However, you can expect some discomfort during the procedure and slight redness and temporary redness of the area exposed to EPAT treatment. It’s a small price to pay for such a useful technology!
Is EPAT® safe?
Yes, EPAT is helping patients get their lives back by ridding them of their foot pains. EPAT is FDA cleared, and extensive clinical studies and tests confirm a safe and highly effective procedure. EPAT can help you get rid of pain when all other treatments have failed. These modern technologies can help you live your life to the full potential; you once used to do.
Please don’t wait to let pain take complete hold of your life; call us now to schedule an appointment.
Does EPAT Work for Plantar Fasciitis?
- The EPAT is used for treating soft tissue injuries that are sometimes very painful.
- The success rate of Epat therapy is almost 80-90% among most of the patients.
Is Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Painful?
- No, this treatment is not painful.
- But in high-energy shock wave treatments, the patient may suffer from mild to severe pain.
How Do I Permanently Get Rid of Plantar Fasciitis?
- Applying ice on the affected area thrice a day may help the patient in relieving pain.
- The application of cold treatment also reduces inflammation or swelling around the affected area.
What Causes Plantar Fasciitis to Flare Up?
- If you are putting pressure on the feet for an extended period, it can flare up the condition.
- The inflammation and stiffness of the plantar fasciitis cause severe pain and discomfort to the patient.