There’s a new treatment for pain making waves that you may have heard of: EPAT. That’s short for extracorporeal pulse activation treatment, and also occasionally goes by the name shockwave therapy (though it’s slightly different from extracorporeal shockwave therapy, or ESWT, an older technology on which EPAT is based).
EPAT’s ability to help treat things like lower back pain, rotator cuff injuries, and wounds is now well known, but did you know that it’s also highly effective for many forms of heel pain, too? It’s true! We’ve been using it at Absolute Foot Care Specialists to help people just like you finally overcome stubborn, chronic pain and discomfort from conditions such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis.
When we said “making waves,” we weren’t kidding—EPAT technology delivers literal waves of pressure and energy into the painful area. Those pulses act as a signal to your cells, triggering them to boost circulation and bring in more nutrients and healing factors. In effect, EPAT invigorates your own natural healing processes, accelerating the repair of tissue damage and alleviation of pain and swelling.
EPAT is an especially appealing option for patients who have struggled with significant heel pain for months or even years. In the past, when conservative treatments such as rest, stretching, medication or orthotics couldn’t bring the desired relief, there weren’t many options to turn to other than surgery. But with EPAT, there is now another effective, non-invasive treatment option available that, in many cases, can help eradicate pain without requiring an operation. In fact, it doesn’t even require anesthesia—the treatment is virtually painless!
If relief from persistent, aggravating heel pain is continuing to elude you, you owe it to yourself to visit Absolute Foot Care Specialists in Las Vegas and find out if you’re a good candidate for EPAT. Request an appointment online by filling out our contact form, or give us a call today at (702) 839-2010.