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By The Foot & Ankle Center, PC
October 27, 2016
Category: Foot Care

At The Foot & Ankle Center, PC, we pride ourselves on bringing the latest, cutting edge treatments to our patients. One of the most beneficial treatments to be developed in recent years is Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology or EPAT. Non invasive and able to be delivered in office, EPAT uses pressure waves, which stimulate metabolism and improve circulation to help speed up the healing process. It is used to treat chronic muscle and tendon pain and other musculoskeletal conditions including:

What to Expect

If our board certified foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Leonard M. Talarico recommends EPAT treatment for your foot disorder you will most likely undergo  a once a week treatment that lasts about 15 minutes for 3-4 weeks. Pain relief is usually experienced within 4 weeks of initial treatment and for some patients the effect is immediate. 80% of patients report they are pain free or have experienced a significant reduction in pain after being treated with EPAT. Since it is completely non-invasive, there is no risk of infection and you can resume normal activities within 24-48 hours of treatment.

Safety and Side Effects

EPAT is FDA approved and has virtually no risk. Some patients experience minor discomfort after treatment that lasts a few days following a treatment. EPAT is not recommended for patients with Deep Vein Thrombosis, malignancies or for those who have received a cortisone injection within the last 6 weeks.

If you are experiencing chronic muscle or tendon pain, make an appointment at our Pooler office by calling: (912) 330 – 8885. Every patient is unique and Dr. Talarico will be able to evaluate your specific condition and determine whether EPAT or some other treatment plan is best for you.










 

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