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By The Foot & Ankle Center, PC
September 21, 2017
Category: Foot Pain

At The Foot & Ankle Center, PC, we know patients do not want to undergo surgery unless it’s absolutely necessary. That’s why we always strive to resolve foot problems using the least invasive means possible. One way that we do that is through an advanced technology called EPAT. Below are some common questions about EPAT to help you better understand this treatment and its uses:

What exactly is EPAT?

EPAT stands for extracorporeal pulse activation technology. This advanced technology uses pressure waves to accelerate the healing process by stimulating the metabolism and enhancing blood circulation.

What is EPAT used for?

EPAT is used to help heal a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions as well as a treatment for chronic muscle and tendon pain. Some disorders commonly treated with EPAT included: Achilles tendonitis and bursitis, plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, posterior tibial tendonosis, tibialis anterior syndrome and many other conditions.

Does EPAT have significant benefits over other treatments?

Yes. EPAT is completely noninvasive. This means no incision, no risk of infection and no scarring or scar tissue. Damaged tissue gradually regenerates and heals without medications. There is no “down time” or time off from work required for EPAT treatments. Patients are able to return to normal activities within 24-48 hours after treatment. Perhaps best of all, the success rate of EPAT treatments is over 80%.

Is EPAT Safe?

EPAT is FDA approved. It is completely safe and has undergone extensive tests and clinical studies. Developed in Europe, is it is now being used worldwide.

How long does EPAT treatment take?

Most conditions require 3 to 4 treatments. Each session takes about 15 minutes and treatments are generally done at weekly intervals.

Is there anyone who cannot use EPAT?

Patients who have Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), malignancies or have had a cortisone injection within the past 6 weeks should not have EPAT treatments.

What results can I expect from EPAT?

Some patients report immediate pain relief following a treatment, but it is more typical for pain reduction to begin about 4 weeks after treatment. Over 80% of patients report pain relief and for most the procedure also restores full mobility.

If you suffer from chronic foot or ankle pain, the first step is to have your feet examined by our podiatrist, Dr. Leonard M. Talarico. Once the foot doctor has diagnosed the source of your pain, he will determine if you are a candidate for EPAT treatments. To learn more, contact our Pooler, GA office for an appointment by calling: (912) 330–8885.

 

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